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Keynesianism For Kretins (sic): The New York Fed Launches Propaganda Comic Book

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Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:20 | 425448 trav7777
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Krytons, bitchez

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:19 | 425650 ZerOhead
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Forget the NY Feds PR problem for a moment ... Washington now has an even bigger problem if you ask me...


I challenge anyone to find a flaw in this plan to 'democratically' overthrow the U.S. government. Seriously it will work!

Na na na na naaa... I'm smarter than you guys! You guys are so stupid! Blah blah blah blah blah blah...

Listen 2,000 hit's already and my boat is still floating... come on... sink me Bitchez!

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 20:15 | 425825 Mercury
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Really, ZH should get in on the game too: Gold Bitches! The Farce of Fiat Currency

Who can draw?

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 21:46 | 425911 BGO
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The subliminal "buy inflation indexed bonds" message in the beginning was clever...

Considering the size of ZH's audience, whipping up a clever response to the govt's ridiculous comic would be a no-brainer, maybe something with a "Salad Fingers" theme where Ben Shalom stars as Salad Fingers ( http://www.fat-pie.com/salad3.htm ).



Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:35 | 426289 Souverainiste
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This comic book already exists.  The Schiffs wrote it, it came out 6 weeks ago.



Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:21 | 425450 Internet Tough Guy
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They should have Krusty the Klown narrate these things. He could give it some pep.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:30 | 425472 mikla
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It ranks right up there with Krusty's other high quality products.

Yes, I did actually read the comic.  I am now actually dumber than I was before.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:34 | 425478 hedgeless_horseman
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Hi kids, it's Krusty, and I don't feel like paying interest anymore.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:39 | 425499 AndrewWJewell
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too, some much needed credibility

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:25 | 425458 -Michelle-
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I hope the bride-to-be on page 7 is also springing for finishing gender-reassignment surgery before prices go up on that too.  Otherwise, "she's" never going to use that dress.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:28 | 425468 Citizen of an I...
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Don't be so cynical.  In a gobsmackingly-idiotic comic book, even a cross-dressing stevedore can find love.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 21:21 | 425920 jeff montanye
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speaking of women, i'm with the earlier one who wants to buy jewelry but the lummox with her seems taken in by the tips bonds (adjusted to the same cpi that didn't go up last year, to the chagrin and disbelief of social security recipients).  she also was more convincingly a woman.  timmy must be so proud.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:25 | 425460 Joe Shmoe
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Okay, so I know this is an easy joke, but this clip is funny:

Moe = Bernanke 

Curly = Geithner 

Larry = ?





Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:55 | 425721 Sisyphus
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Larry = Profit

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 00:01 | 426166 Fred Hayek
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Larry = Summers

Seriously.  Comb the hair up and have him whine, "Hey!  Why don't you pick on someone your own size!"

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:27 | 425462 truont
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TD, these are not lunatics at all.

They put Keynesianism right where it belongs...in a comic book.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:26 | 425463 Whizbang
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I almost made it to the fourth page before vomiting.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:27 | 425465 Lets Hang Parliament
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At 24 pages it may be the most brilliant exposition on the economy (it isnt...) but Joe Public's attention span is all of err.. one page so "own goal" you federal wankers

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 21:25 | 425930 jeff montanye
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yes, i too was wondering the audience.  wonkish fourth graders?  legacy admits to harvard business school?

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:28 | 425467 Black Swan
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I mean really comic type text and pictures, how insulting to ones intellect as i prefer cartoon animation myself as it's easier to understand.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:04 | 425646 Mactheknife
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Hey, that's the best they could do on the subject. And even this was quite a stretch for them.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:30 | 425471 ReallySparky
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This will be the educational material that will be used in the camps after the GOM evacuation.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 17:37 | 425610 Rainman
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That oil rig on page 3 is kinda' creepy, huh ??

Yes, I got to page 3. 

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:31 | 425477 living on the edge
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They've inflated us into oblivion since the beginning of the fed's existence and now they want to educate the public about "inflation". Are you kidding me?

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:02 | 425642 Mactheknife
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Beat me to it. I am actually very surprised that the Fed is able to demonstrate any understanding of the term at all.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 21:35 | 425950 jeff montanye
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and their timing is superb:  the onset of a deflationary depression.  the greatest inflation threat at this time of course is neither "cost push" or "demand pull" but "fed flush" as the future wealth of the nation is exchanged for toxic crap on the fed's balance sheet.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:32 | 425479 downrodeo
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Balls to you bernizzle!!


SHeeesh, this is econ 101 all over again.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:33 | 425482 Joe Shmoe
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They should do a Goth version.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:35 | 425487 mikla
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We'll all be going Goth shortly.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:47 | 425522 Gully Foyle
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Joe Shmoe

Goth is so yesterday. Now Steampunk, ahh, there's the ticket.

Probably do a Twilight special addition making it totally cringeworthy.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:49 | 425531 Joe Shmoe
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That'll do.  And make it an ipad app, with embedded porno.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:34 | 425485 TooBearish
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But are we not a nation of idiots?  look at who we elect and allow them to do to our constitutional rights?  And when the Fuk did Americans read? - buying I pads and Kindles so that they can JO to net porn in bed....

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:35 | 425490 Robslob
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Making it illegal to save money by instituting a negative interest rate! Time to buy that safe I always wanted!!!

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:59 | 425552 velobabe
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i l o v e my new safe.

i keep my weed in it too†

just to let america know, i had to give a 10 day notice to order my money (cash, Benjamin's), so i could withdraw it.

and don't any of you men tell me i am lying, either. cause it is the damn truth.

our money is not physically in the bank, people.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 17:20 | 425591 IE
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I've taken just shy of $10K in hundreds out of the bank 3 times in the last 9 months... how much are you withdrawing?

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:10 | 425648 DosZap
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That's not a real smart move.........(you likely are aware of why).

Unless it's something you have been doing at the same Bank, for a period of years.........

And, no your/our fiat  $$$ hasn't been there for a LONG time, that's why it's called frac reserve banking............

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:27 | 425681 New_Meat
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IE--did you get those hologram thingies?  Have they changed over time?

Bob Kraft's enterprises are hurting, but his original paper company must be doing really well.

- Ned

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:08 | 425651 DosZap
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Nope, got the same notice from my Bank, 2 weeks ago..........

Get ready for rationing your own dollars out to you........

This is extremely negative to those who fear deval, and or/changes.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:31 | 425685 New_Meat
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We here in MA fear deval and Deval. 

So this is M3 falling in action.  Roth's "Depression Diary" goes through bank runs in Youngstown, OH (swanky place before the fall) and the effects of the bank runs.

Can you post the message?  If we all see the same thing, then we'd know what Sheila is up to beyond her public "statements".


- Ned

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:35 | 425491 AnAnonymous
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Funny comic. They were borderline to tell that inflation is theft on the poor.

Maybe comic issue number 2, the return of the archdem on inflation.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:35 | 425492 LoneStarHog
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"With the supply of oranges down..."



Explain gold/silver, CFTC!

Oh wait, you mean there are NO PAPER ORANGES?????

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:37 | 425496 buzzsaw99
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They even drew dullard looks on the faces of the sheeple. Perfect!

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:39 | 425500 Muir
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And now for your viewing pleasure.
The Mistress of the Macabre. The
Epitome of Evil. The most sinister
woman to dance on the face of the
earth. Lowly dogs, get on your
knees, bow your heads and worship
at the feet

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 18:12 | 425653 DosZap
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Yes, she was worth living thru the flic...........

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:39 | 425501 wilton
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no comments

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:39 | 425504 Careless Whisper
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what a disgrace.

gotta love the pic on page 11 showing $100 deposited in a bank and that allows the bank to loan $90 and the banks keeps $10 in reserve. in reality the bank makes a $900 loan with that $100 deposit. the additional $800 being created out of thin air from the federal reserve bank.

liars. liars. liars.


Tue, 06/22/2010 - 00:32 | 426206 Assetman
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I like the preceding pic (forgot what page) where the poor banker is in dispair becuase he is getting hurt by 8% inflation, while his issued loan is only at 5%.

Yet we don't see current conditions where savings rates are at 0%, and loans (or in this case, Treasuries) are being issued at 4%.  Because banks would be counting their money with evil grins on their faces while shaking hands with Ben Shalom.  And savers would be the ones in dispair.

They're not just liars, the FNBNY are banking's favorite money launderers.

Mon, 06/21/2010 - 16:40 | 425507 Ragnarok
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PDF? Scribd crashes on 64bit machines.

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 09:17 | 426518 hedgeless_horseman
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Scribd OK on my 64bit.  Windows 7.  It's the shit, because one can select a different operating system for each application. 

Me love this long time (Vietnamese girl saying this is my Windows 7).


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