The Layman’s Guide to Economics

The Brothers Koch: You can’t have any.

Ted Cruz: You don’t deserve any.

Goldman Sachs: You can’t have any until we’ve got ours, and most of yours as well.

Larry Summers: Once I’ve got mine, I’ll try really, really hard to get you some.

President Obama: Everybody should have some. Somebody should see to it.


  1. bystander says:

    Krugman asks if there is any point to economic analysis, and I think you’ve just answered him. Depends on the analysis.

  2. William Timberman says:

    Indeed. I’ve been following the wrestle over who should be the new Fed chair, and I think it’s strangled up my mind. If social democracy is ever again going to work the way it appeared to work — briefly — after WWII, some very old definitions of the public interest and public service will have to be resurrected. If Larry Summers is an example of that resurrection, I think we might as well give up and see if we can’t somehow resurrect communism.

    Meanwhile, the End Times of Capitalism proceed apace. Climate change, climate change, climate change. Filled with the righteousness of old, we keep ringing the bell, and yet so far not a single villager has appeared in the doorway of his humble dwelling, eager to see what all the fuss is about.

Leave a Reply