Posts tagged liberty
Posts tagged liberty
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Adam Smith - I suspect the invisible hand of the free market pushed him across.
Thomas Malthus - I don’t know but there are too many chickens
Frederic Bastiat - What can be seen is that the chicken crossed the road. What is unseen is that tariffs stopped it from crossing the road at a more advantageous location.
Karl Marx - Bourgeois thought holds that the chicken should be questioned. Only by questioning the motives of the proletariat chicken, can they determine the best way to roast it. Chickens everywhere should unite and throw off their chains. The road crossing endeavour is just the first step.
John Maynard Keynes - If the government were to build thousands of new roads, this would create a great deal of wealth as more and more chickens would be able to cross the road. We simply don’t have enough aggregate demand, and this is holding back the chicken crossing.
Ludwig von Mises - Praxeological analysis can never reveal the ends the chicken had in mind when crossing the road
Milton Friedman - The chicken was taking part in the American free market dream, we should applaud this action, the chicken is a true friend of freedom.
Murray Rothbard - It’s almost certainly the fault of the government
Ben Bernanke - If I press this button it will stimulate the egg laying rate of chickens.
Paul Krugman - If the government were to build thousands of new roads, this would create a great deal of wealth as more and more chickens would be able to cross the road. We simply don’t have enough aggregate demand, and this is holding back the chicken crossing.
"Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through." - Jonathan Swift— Mike Billy (@MikeBilly)
A joke about economists
Two economists were walking down the street one day when they passed two large piles of dog poop. The first economist said to the other, “I’ll pay you $20,000 to eat one of those piles of shit.” The second one agrees and chooses one of the piles and eats it. The first economist pays him his $20,000.
Then the second economist says, “I’ll pay you $20,000 to eat the other pile of shit.” The first one says okay, and eats the shit. The second economist pays him the $20,000.
They resume walking down the street.
After a while, the second economist says, “You know, I don’t feel very good. We both have the same amount of money as when we started. The only difference is we’ve both eaten shit.”
The first economist says: “Ah, but you’re ignoring the fact that we’ve engaged in $40,000 worth of trade!”
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