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The Column is Named "Wonderland" Because That's Where the Writer Learned Logic

Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things."

"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

You know, I'm no economist, but this is pure lunacy. For those who are too hurried to read the link, the author -- Daniel Henninger, fresh off of the weed given to him by the Cheshire Cat -- argues that because we are a decadent, secular country whose populace can no longer say "Merry Christmas", nobody has jobs or money.

And if you believe in fairies, clap. Clap now! LOUDER!

It's probably beside the point to point out how simple facts like various non-Christian economies (like those in the Middle East or China) somehow managed to thrive without Merry Christmases, or that the United States is one of the most religious countries in the developed world (through boom and bust), or that the US suffered through economic collapses during times of high religiosity (take it away, "Hizoy").

But you know, that's the type of magical thinking that leads to Christians descending onto Wall Street to worship a golden calf. I think it worked as well this time as it did last time.