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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, November 13, 2008

Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?

We tend to forget that capitalism is relatively new. In relation to the history of human civilization it's just a blip, only a couple of hundred years old, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the bugs haven't yet been worked out. Couple that with a stark reality: economists are still groping in the dark, and haven't yet got together with psychologists to achieve some rudimentary notion of how the economy and human behavior are inextricably linked. I propose a new discipline, psychonomy.

2 Comments:

Anonymous il professore said...

Psychonomy! An excellent description for these troubled times. Gore Vidal said once that America has been a socialist country for many years. Socialism for the rich. In the next few years, if things continue on the present track, we may begin to see socialism for the middle class as well. The poor, unfortunately, will continue getting poorer just as they did in the good old days when we were all living under capitalism.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Great cartoon, John C.

6:38 PM  

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