Econ Major Ocasio-Cortez Cites Non-Existent Economist 'Milton Keynes' In Regurgitation Fail

Anyone who took High School economics remembers the names Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes. And anyone who majored in Economics would have had those names seared into their memory as common knowledge, never to be forgotten or confused.

Not econ major Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who cited nonexistent "famed economist Milton Keynes," while attempting to regurgitate a Feb. 3 New Yorker article advocating for shorter work weeks, universal basic income and work-sharing in order to "ameliorate the effects of slower G.D.P. growth."

According to AOC, 'Milton Keynes' "by 2030, GDP and technology would have advanced so much, that it would allow everyday people to work as little as FIFTEEN HOURS a week and provide for their families."

The Democratic Socialist acknowledged her mistake according to The Blaze, writing in a subsequent Instagram post "UGGGH TYPO. It's John Maynard Keynes. Mixed his name with Milton Friedman — a (very) different economist."

Perhaps she was thinking of the UK town of Milton Keynes, located about 50 miles north-west of London in Buckinghamshire.