Two separate-but-equal promoters of death, themselves, died Friday, June 3rd 2011. One, the infamous Jack Kevorkian, the famed “Doctor of Death” assisted suicide advocate, died peacefully at a Michigan hospital at the age of 83, and the other, John Maynard Keynes, famed British economist, who posthumously promoted the death of the United States’ economy with his Keynesian Economic Theories, who physically died in the flesh in 1946, officially and finally died at age 128 on Friday with the release of the Labor Department’s dreadful unemployment report, (only 54,000 jobs added of 200,000 expected, and unemployment rate actually going UP to 9.1) proving the 800 billion dollar Keynesian stimulus program that the US Congress passed in the winter of 2009 was an absolute, total failure, thus officially ending Keynes’ time here on earth.
Kevorkian assisted in the deaths of 130 terminally ill people by attaching them to a euthanasia device that he had made. The individual then pushed a button releasing drugs or chemicals that would end their own life. Keynesian Economics assisted in the deaths of economies by allowing the country to borrow money it didn’t have, and release it into the economy, to “prime the pump” and theoretically get a weak economy moving.
On Friday, however, it was devastatingly clear that, if an 800 BILLION DOLLAR Keynesian stimulus couldn’t turn an economy around, NO Keynesian stimulus could.
Both leave legacies of destruction, but the more sympathetic and caring of the two was obviously Kevorkian. The people who willingly went to him knew what his goal was, and what the likely result would be. But the people going to Keynesian Economics do not understand what the result will be, because the stated goal is not the same as the eventual result. Such deception is evil, and thankfully, gone from this planet forever.
Won’t it be interesting to see if rumors of either of these two actually “not being dead” will surface in the future! Maybe we’ll soon see in the National Enquirer “Is Kevorkian Alive” headlines. “”Doctor Death, living in private island, happily killing thankful natives”! We will have to wait and see.
But thankfully no rumors of Keynesian Theory still surviving will occur, that would be simply be unthinkable! When the economy, boosted by the largest Keynesian economic stimulus ever seen by mankind only a year and a half ago, thought by some to be in recovery, was shown to be the opposite by the unemployment rate actually going UP, an absolute sign of economic decline…surely no rumors of a “living” Keynes will occur!
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