|John Holmes Motherfucker |
The final line was spot on perfect.
|Dread Pirate Roberts |
Admittedly, it threw me off at first as well. My first thought was "oh, they spelled that wrong."
That is a dirty tactic, but it's funny any way. Spoiler(?): It's an economic theory based on good old John Maynard K.
John Holmes Motherfucker
Well, yes, it would be incorrect to assume that normally only an economics major would understand the question but I'm not sure that not understanding makes you an idiot. In fact the reverse may be true. It's quite possible that many of Glenn Beck's viewers would understand the question, and they're obviously idiots PAR EXCELLENCE.
ANSWERING the question is a whole 'nother matter from being able to ANSWER the question. My best guess would be "YES". Deficit spending in a recession as a stimulus is Keynsian, or so I seem to think.
Conservatives seem to regard Keynes derisively. I think it may be that Keynes became less important, or at least more controversial, after the coming of Reagan. So if you went to high school in the seventies, like I did, you probably would have heard his name, like I did.
In my late 80s HS econ, macro policy was presented as some sort of wrestling match between Keynes and Friedman (representing monetarists). A pretty narrow view of the field, but in line with the U.S. propensity to view the world in blacks and whites. Its not a given that parties of the Left should be synonymous with endless deficit funded stimulus. See Brazil or Chile for contemporary alternatives.
If you didn't get it immediately you may want to consider not voting today.
phalsebob - Libertarian or not, they guy is actually Canadian (Second City is the tell).
I didn't get it right away, as I saw the sign and immediately thought this was at a teabagger rally. I took him actually saying "Keynesian" to a bunch of goofy-ass hipsters before I got the fact that he was talking about the economist and not the country.
Oh, and I voted. But this was before I read Baldr's comment, so I'm pretty sure I'm in the clear.
Fire starring cat ears Hitler.
WHILE YOU GODLESS SODOMITES WORSHIP YOUR KENYAN ANTI-CHRIST THE COUNTRY IS GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL!
While I do wish we lived in a country where people actually understood Keynesian economics, the majority on both sides of the spectrum don't understand it.
That's why everyone on the right can so easily attack the stimulus bill because they don't understand the economic theory on which it's based. And that's why people on the left have a hard time rooting for Obama, because they don't really know what he's doing to accomplish his stated goals.
Sadly Obama has actually explained his economic policies in numerous speeches but they are not sound byte compatible so no one has any idea what the point of the stimulus even was. Although I don't know if he ever actually referred to it as Keynesian.
All I did was read the occasional Paul Krugman Op-Ed and have been learning about Keynesian economics for the past two years.
I'll shut up now.
Ugh, I don't ever recall learning about Keynesian economics, but I know how KENYAN is spelled.
Not Keynesian enough.
Stupid people everywhere.
|John Holmes Motherfucker |
There do seem to be some people standing around quietlty getting the joke.
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