Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The right wing solution

The right wing has a solution for all of society's problems:

  1. Free Market Fairy waves her magic wand
  2. ...
  3. Ponies!

For those of you who suggest that the free market does NOT solve all problems, shame on you. You make the Free Market Fairy cry!

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. In Krugman's Blog today:

    Taking real, dividend-inclusive annual returns on the S&P 500, I get:

    Reagan: 10.08%
    Bush I: 10.16%
    Clinton: 14.35%
    Bush II: minus 5.81%

    . . .

    Tax-hiking Democrats are supposed to be terrible for business; I mean, Norman Podhoretz whines that Jews should be conservatives because Republican policies are better for the economy. But the data just refuse to say that — and that’s even if we restrict ourselves to the stock market, never mind job creation, wages, poverty and all that.

    . . .

    the economy just refuses to punish liberals and reward conservatives the way it’s supposed to.

    I have the job creation, wages, and poverty on my log. It's some of what I directed Nathan to.

    If there is some rational reason for believing in free markets, I'd sure like to know what it is.

    JzB the Fairy and Pony trombonist

  2. I quit believing in any kind of Fairy a long time ago and you know what? They haven't put a dime in My pocket since!
    a now wiser w3ski

  3. w3ski said...
    "I quit believing in any kind of Fairy a long time ago and you know what? "

    Lemme guess. Richard Simmons quit calling?


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