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August 30, 2005


When looking for food in Jackson Hole, the preferred options are:

  1. Go down to the Snake River, catch a trout, build a wood fire by the bank, cook the trout, and eat it.
  2. If that's not possible (either because of a lack of time, a lack of fire-making skills, or a fear of a close encounter with an ursus horribilis in the mood for either trout or east African plains ape), catch a trout, carry it back to a restaurant, and ask them to cook it for you.
  3. If that's not possible, go to a restaurant and order trout.
  4. If that's not possible, grab the pre-cooked trout from the buffet steam table.
  5. If that's not possible, think about how good trout would taste.

In other news from Jackson Hole, I was pleased to see Janet Yellen standing up for the eastern face of the Sierra Nevada as the equal of--and perhaps superior to--the eastern face of the Grand Tetons in beauty and majesty. Federal Reserve bank presidents should stand up for the mountains of their own Federal Reserve districts.

Posted by DeLong at August 30, 2005 03:41 PM