M says this cartoon from way back in the Great Depression has been making the blog rounds since the 2008 financial meltdown and that it's probably time we ran it, too.
"What's it about?" I asked him, begging him to keep it short and simple. He said it was mainly about fuzzy thinking and harebrained political rhetoric.
"Thanks," I said. "You cleared that right up." Then he said it was hard to explain in just a few words, but that maybe I should read Paul and John.
"The Bible or the Beatles?" I probed.
"Neither of those," he said. "Paul Krugman and John Maynard Keynes."
I might do that sometime if there's nothing good on TV or the backs of my eyelids. Meanwhile, here's the cartoon, which is by a guy named Carey Orr at the Chicago Tribune:
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