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Since I only shared two column of politician humor last year (here and here), I want to get an early start for 2023. Our first example comes from the only good president of my lifetime. For our second item, here’s a visual explanation of “public choice” theory. For our next item, let’s go across the […]

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Even though mocking politicians is one of my favorite activities, I just noticed that I’ve only shared one column of anti-politician satire this year. And that’s after sharing four versions (here, here, here, and here) in 2021. So let’s try to catch up with some new jabs at our lords and masters. We’ll start with […]

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Last year, we targeted politicians with some much-deserved satire on four occasions (here, here, here, and here). I don’t want to fall behind that pace for 2022, so here’s our first collection for this year. We’ll start with this cartoon strip about the criminal behavior of the folks in Washington. Ever wonder how we get […]

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I didn’t like many of the things Trump did (his wasteful spending and his protectionist tax increases) and I don’t like many of the things Biden is doing (his pork-filled stimulus and his infrastructure boondoggle). So hopefully you’ll understand why I’m not fond of politicians. And this is why I shared some mockery of politicians yesterday […]

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Politicians are not necessarily or automatically evil. Instead, they screw up in large part because of perverse incentives. That being said, they should be mocked rather than admired (with St. Ronald being the obvious exception). With that in mind, let’s enjoy another edition of politician humor. We’ll start with a potential fringe benefit of facial […]

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It’s been since January that I shared some politician humor, so let’s augment our collection. We’ll start with this bit of mockery, which also happens to be a very accurate depiction of how politicians actually think. Next is a meme that show how to differentiate ordinary street criminals from the really crafty crooks. Since we’re […]

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Last October, I wrote a two-part series about America’s venal political class (see here and here). Today’s collection of political satire makes the same point. We’ll start with some wisdom from Charlie Brown. Next, we have a two-frame cartoon. The top frame shows where we were three months ago and the bottom from shows where […]

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To the best of my recollection, it’s been several years since I shared a collection of anti-politicians jokes. Given the odious behavior of people in government, that’s an oversight I’m going to rectify today. Though I’m not sure if this first example is about politicians or about bureaucrats. This next bit of humor reminds us […]

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Time for some well-intentioned humor targeting our political masters. These are the men and women who spend their time screwing us and wasting our money. We already have some examples of what people in Montana, Louisiana, Nevada, and Wyoming think about big-spending politicians. This little girl is more blunt. And  here are a couple of […]

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I normally share humor about collectivism, gun control, politicians, and libertarians, but let’s augment my sparse collection of environment humor. We’ll start with a video clip from the United Kingdom. What makes the video amusing (and sad) is that it captures how politicians largely see global warming as an excuse to do things they have […]

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When I’m sharing examples of politician humor, I’m indirectly wading into a serious debate. Are bad people naturally drawn to the corruption of politics? Or, do good people get corrupted after getting into politics? I don’t pretend to know the answer, though I suspect it’s a combination of both. What I do know is that […]

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I’ve shared many columns featuring communism humor and even more columns filled with socialism humor. Today, let’s look at crossover humor. Each of these five items applies equally to both of those collectivist ideologies. The worst person in world history makes an appearance in our first item. Our next item mocks leftists in general. For […]

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Because of their despicable tendency to buy votes with our money, I view politicians with considerable disdain. But when a politician goes above and beyond the call of duty by doing something laughably awful, I give them special recognition. Here are some past winners of my “Politician of the Year” award. Gavin Newsom, Eric Garcetti, […]

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California Humor

California is a beautiful state, but it seems politicians are trying to drive away people and businesses with terrible policies. And here’s a satirical video about the exodus. Our second item reminds me of the famous joke comparing coyotes in California and Texas. Next we have a grim look at the state’s possible future. For […]

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There are many serious objections to Biden’s unilateral student loan bailout (I included a poll with six potential answers in this column). And I’m sure I’ll write more serious columns about the issue, whether focused on the specific problem of the bailout or the broader issue of how student loans enable colleges to increase tuition […]

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Last September was my most-recent contribution of bureaucrat-themed humor. Let’s add to the collection today. Our first item perfectly illustrates what happens when bureaucrats pay taxes. Our second item begins with a reference to a British politician, but you don’t need to know Jacob Rees-Mogg to appreciate the anti-bureaucrat satire. Next, we have a bureaucrat […]

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I write frequently about economic policy in California, mostly to note that bad policy by politicians is offsetting the state’s natural advantages such as climate, natural resources, and topography. The net result is a slow-motion economic suicide, as measured by a gradual loss in competitiveness and unfavorable migration patterns. Today, we’re going to make similar […]

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I have no energy for serious analysis today after being at last night’s championship victory for my beloved Georgia Bulldawgs, so let’s expand upon my celebratory mood by taking candy from a baby. In other words, time to once again mock big government. Our first item is a simple graph showing the relationship historical knowledge […]

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Senator Elizabeth Warren is a particularly noxious politician. It’s not just that she’s a doctrinaire leftist on a wide range of issues (class warfare, corporate governance, government spending, business taxation, cronyism, wealth taxation, Social Security, IRS funding, etc). She’s also a fraud, having falsely claimed Indian ancestry to get hired and promoted at law schools. […]

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I try to share something humorous every weekend (economics humor last weekend and politician humor the previous weekend). This weekend, we’re going to add to our collection of socialism humor. Our first item nicely summarizes the incentive structure of socialism (sort of like this cartoon). Our second item mocks the left’s hypocritical approach to coercion. […]

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Yesterday’s column was a completely serious look at five graphs and tables that show why Biden’s tax plan is misguided. Today, we’re going to make the same point with satire. And we’ll only need two images. First, here’s a look at what happens when politicians create never-ending handouts financed by ever-higher taxes on an ever-smaller […]

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I’ve been asked why I periodically mock politicians. The simple answer is that they often deserve our scorn. It’s not that they’re evil or bad people, but their incentive structure generally leads them to make shallow, short-run, and self-serving decisions. Such as setting tax rates so high that they even backfire on politicians (i.e., by […]

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I have plenty of politician humor, collectivism humor, libertarian humor, and gun control humor. I also have big-government humor and European humor. But only a very limited collection of economics humor. Today, we’ll make up for that oversight, starting with this cartoon strip about the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policy. Next we have a cartoon about […]

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What’s the difference between a socialist and a communist? If we’re using the technical definition of socialism (government ownership, central planning, and price controls), there’s no difference. At least with regards to economics. But most people don’t use the technical definition. There are plenty of self-described socialists who simply want higher tax rates and a bigger welfare […]

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I very much enjoy political satire, so I appreciate that some topics create endless opportunities for mockery Politicians Gun control Socialism Heck, I even have a collection of libertarian-themed humor. Today, we’re going to share some examples of environmentalism humor, starting with this clever (and surprising, considering the source) video from the BBC. Speaking of […]

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I’ve already shared some politician humor and some socialism humor in 2021, so it’s time to complete the trifecta with a new edition of communism humor. We’ll start with some gallows humor about the link between communism and famine. As far as I can tell, the fad of millennials eating Tide pods has gone away, […]

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As I wrote last November, the one good thing about socialism is the endless opportunities it creates for satire. Indeed, I have an entire collection of socialism humor (along with jabs at communism, its authoritarian cousin). We’re adding to that page today and our first item involves some commentary on the taste preferences of bees […]

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The good thing about being a libertarian is that governments around the world are constantly doing things that reinforce the wisdom of our ideas. The bad thing about being a libertarian is that politicians very rarely care about – or act upon – our ideas for better policy (thank you, public choice). To add insult […]

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Whether we’re looking at the technical definition of socialism (government ownership, central planning, and price controls) or the casual definition of socialism (punitive tax rates, welfare state, intervention), the ideology has a track record of failure. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it is easy to mock socialism. And that’s the focus of today’s […]

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Since everyone is focused on the election, there’s no point of producing a serious column on some weighty issue such as tax reform or spending caps. Instead, let’s try to lighten the mood with some political humor – some of it going back 50 years. We’ll start with two skits from Saturday Night Live. The […]

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