Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Budget: a joke

Q: How many conservative economists does it take to change a light bulb?

A1: None. If the government would just leave it alone, it would screw itself in.

A2: None, because, look! It's getting brighter! It's definitely getting brighter!

A3: None, they're all waiting for the unseen hand of the market to correct the lighting disequilibrium.

This is now a pretty old joke but it seems apt (especially A2) given George Osbourne's budget today.

The reality that this budget will leave our society and our world no better is of course no joke at all.

1 comment:

  1. Or possibly the fault of the previous lightbulb? lol

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