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I think of it as The Fool's Journey. I've been asked who the "fool" is. It's me, but in the classical sense of the court jester. Only the fool was allowed to tell the king of his follies. All cartoons are available as prints or originals, framed or unframed, through my website or e-mail. For mugs, t-shirts, and other products visit my gift shop at www.zazzle.com/jcrowtherart* (be sure to include the *).

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Scarlet Letter - R

Thomas Carlyle called economics "the dismal science." So true. In 1790 Thomas Burke wrote: "....the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever." The world is awash with a tsunami of numbers, all being manipulated and fiddled with to try and convince us everything is just fine when it isn't. Meanwhile, economics is nothing more or less than the struggle to keep your head above water.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, here’s a compliment instead of a comment. This is one of John’s best draw cartoons anatomyically if there is such a word. The proportions are right on as are the details such as the grate. Now let’s get back to disagreeing.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Jean said...

Love the wry humour in your cartoon John.

Re economics... sadly it's what makes the world go round... and even much of the good stuff wouldn't happen without it. But granted... a lot of the bad stuff happens "because" of it! As for the antidote? There isn't one. Business is business. And people will always be people. LOL

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

sorry anonymous, agree that this cartoon is indeed well drawn as most of John C.'s have been. Will disagree with you that this is the best of all. Now you can give a sigh of relief that the disagreement will continue.

7:40 PM  

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