“Stimulus Package” Parallels

The “stimulus package” is to sensible economic policy as—

military justice is to justice
John Maynard Keynes is to F. A. Hayek
“I Love Lucy” is to “Much Ado about Nothing”
Pat Robertson is to Mother Teresa
a shipload of gravel is to the Rock of Gibraltar
Reader’s Digest is to Tolstoy’s War and Peace
rap music is to classical music
vultures are to bluebirds
a velvet Elvis is to the Mona Lisa
rape is to love

Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Editor at Large of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
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