Hillary and Obama are Keynesians.


I won’t go through all the evidence that makes my title correct. All I need to say is the word “Stimulus.”

I have railed against Keynesian policies numerous times:

https://theruggedindividualist.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/the-plan-that-didn%E2%80%99t-work/

https://theruggedindividualist.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/was-john-maynard-keynes-correct-regarding-government-“stimulus”/

https://theruggedindividualist.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/more-on-the-failure-of-keynesian-economics/

https://theruggedindividualist.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/time-to-take-a-right-turn-or-possibly-even-a-u-turn/

https://theruggedindividualist.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/will-we-ever-be-rid-of-keynesian-philosophy/

https://theruggedindividualist.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/the-final-shovel-of-dirt-on-the-keynesian-coffin/

I ran across a very interesting quote from John Maynard Keynes today. It’s perfect!

“Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”

– John Maynard Keynes

[Source: An Inheritance of Incompetence, by John Mauldin]

Here is the problem for old John Maynard. [From the Mauldin article] “I don’t often agree with Keynes, but he is the most quotable of all major economists. The above sentence was one of his best. He was right about defunct economists. Of course, he was talking about all those other defunct economists who no longer kept up with his new and improved way of thinking about all things economic. Now his quip comes back to haunt his legacy and his followers.

Perfect!

Roy Filly

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3 Responses to Hillary and Obama are Keynesians.

  1. Your uncovered but apropos quotation from John Maynard Keynes is most appropriately applied to him. Good for you!

  2. trailbee says:

    Actually, after having read about Keynes, I felt that the word dysfunctional would be more appropriate. Same goes for Hillary but especially Obama. Great and haunting quote. Thanks.

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