Best Joke About the Financial Crisis *Updated*
Not being an economist, one of the things that I’ve been keeping my eye on to keep myself from going crazy is trying to eke out the best jokes about the situation. Until now, I didn’t think that it was possible to top Jim Henley’s one-liner: “Wouldn’t it save administrative costs if I just started giving my money to random rich people?”
However, I now have to say that it’s game over on finding the best one. I’m sorry, Jim, but Ezra Klein wins. Click through and read the whole thing.
Update: This Matthew Yglesias post mocks financial journalism, rather than the crisis per se, it doesn’t qualify to be listed as one of the best jokes about the crisis. That said, it’s still pretty funny.