US and A - The old adage when yer down-and-out, "Guess I'll start blowing buffalo at a-nickel-a-herd to regain some of my self-esteem," just got less expensive.
In a trend that has some economists baffled, the going rate for blowing herds of buffalo has decreased from five cents to four cents.
Given the perceived threat of rising interest rates, one might expect that the price would go up to six cents. But the resulting number of people who will be down-and-out means that there will be a greater supply for the same (or less) demand.
"It's simple ergo-nomics," explained Fed Chairman Fred Fernanke. "With rising health costs and a possibly slowing economy there will be more competition which will drive rates down."