Open Thread: What Is The Economy?

Unemployment question

Cashing it in. Avery Cook hide caption

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John from Kansas City, Mo. sends this great little puzzler:

For fun, I was playing with an electronic 20 questions game (20Q) and decided to try and use "economy" as the target for the poor little gizmo to guess. It had no idea of my philosophical bent and I tried to cut it a few breaks. As a 'thing', vegetable and mineral don't qualify. Animal ? It has a life of sorts. Does it have legs? Does it stand on two legs? Does it have a tail? Perhaps this could serve as a creative whack to one's head, to get one thinking along a different line...

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