If I had to pick a favorite, though, it would be the jokes that teach economics. That’s why I like this joke about Keynesian economics, this cartoon about Obama’s stimulus, this video on Halloween taxes, this cartoon about the minimum wage, and this joke about the perverse incentives of redistribution.
And it’s also why I shared the cartoon yesterday about Ms. Fluke and the controversy over the birth control mandate.
This motivated readers to send several others, all of which make the point that this is an issue about subsidies and redistribution, not birth control.
Here’s one that was posted on the Powerline blog.
This one’s obviously a photoshop creation, but definitely appeals to me because of my support for the 2nd Amendment.
And here are a couple of posters featuring Ms. Fluke.
I especially like these two posters because there’s no attempt to personally demonize Ms. Fluke. It’s her ideas are bad because she wants to coerce others.
I’m not making an indirect dig at Limbaugh, by the way, who does a rather impressive job of staying on the right side of the line while spending three hours every day trying to be funny, entertaining, and informative. I shudder to think how often I would step in you-know-what if I tried to do the same thing.
Instead, my goal is to change hearts and minds. We won’t win the battle for liberty if we focus on personalities as opposed to ideas.