Peon and J are growing the economy. Not because we want to, but because we have no choice. Our 13-year-old Honda Civic is ill, and with 140K miles on it, we're not going to spend the $3,000 to fix it. But this means that we had to buy a new car. And with the new car comes a new car payment. And more insurance. Luckily we got 0% interest and a payment below $200 a month, but I'd rather not grow the economy, frankly.