Friday, April 29, 2011

From the people who brought you this video, watch this video!

So good! In so many ways! I love it! The moustaches! The rhetoric! The people in suits dancing like rappers (which I suppose they are, by the strictest legal definition)! The integration of quotes from the classic works into jibes!

"What I've learned is how little we know,
The world is complex, not some circular flow.
The economy's not a class you can master in college,
to think otherwise is the pretense of knowledge."

And oh the sweet, sweet rhyme!

Some subtle, and I think probably effective propaganda (for the side I like, so its ok) is at the end: the the crowd of people eager to congratulate and speak with Keynes are suited, older-white-dude types. The Bernanke-clone among them, they're calculated to look like power-brokers. The people extending their hands to shake Hayek's are young men and women dressed less expensively and with the general appearance of being students. They did a nice job with that, I think.