When the news came down that the stimulus package had been blocked in the senate, rioting broke out. Intriguingly; it was, initially at least, restricted to university towns, and the damage was (in a rather curious fashion) fairly evenly distributed across the population – everyone had a broken window here, a slashed tire there, but no single property owner found the totality of their possessions destroyed; there were no houses burnt down, nor cars stolen, no specific suburbs devastated by large-scale riots while others remained untouched – but almost everyone found themselves facing just a little bit of damage.
As the police started arresting people, a chilling commonality to the rioters emerged. They were all economists.
“We’ve got to stimulate spending!” screamed one as police dragged him away from a battered SUV, the crowbar still clutched in his white-knuckled hands.
“Keynes was right! Keynes was riiiiiight!”
Inspired just a wee bit by “Fear the Boom and Bust” A Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem