#117: Economics For Dummies
Friday, September 9, 2011
The farmer is right, of course. When the "Chicago Boys," a gang of economists including Milton Freedman, first introduced their "more market, less state" theories, they beta-tested these theories in Chile, where "security" consisted of the evil dictator Augusto Pinochet and his armed forces, who killed, imprisoned, and tortured tens of thousands of people. Subsequently, the Chicago Boys' teachings were applied to western democracies like the UK, the USA, and other countries, and are responsible for the current economy crisis. Recommended reading on this matter: "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein.
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Roman farmer: Welcome to my humble triclinium [dining room], friends.
Roman farmer: Meet my cupbearer and my chef, two brothers from Carthago.
Dr. Mysterious: You mean, they were war prisoners and are slaves now?
Roman farmer: No, I don't believe in slavery.
Roman farmer: Or look at it this way: if you want to keep slaves, you need to hire security, which is more expensive than paying these guys fair wages in the first place.
[all dialogs translated from Latin]
Blog and social media pages
Friday, February 5, 2016
Since our return in November 2015, we've massively expanded our presence in social media. Even though all of them have their links on every page, here's the complete list:
Our own blog
If you like our little comic, feel free to like or follow us in the social media networks you're members of, and use their sharing mechanisms to spread the word. Our eternal gratitude will be yours if you do.
Using these channels, you can also communicate with us, ask questions, or even try and make suggestions. We won't promise to listen to the latter, but are always glad to hear your opinions about our work. Even the critical ones, as long as they're more constructive and more eloquently worded than "you suck."
We deliberately left out Instagram since they're too hipster to allow access from a computer and require a mobile device. We create and publish this comic using a MacBook Pro, and I'm not too fond of switching devices just for one social network (I know there are unofficial workarounds, but never mind these).