Friday, 7 March 2014

Voodoo economics





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Voodoo economics is a term crafted by George H. W. Bush in 1980, as he was opposing Ronald reagan in the republican primaries. It relates to economic strategies that are expected to deliver certain results even if the link between said actions and results has not been demonstrated. To wit: lowering taxes for the rich was supposed to cause them to spend more, thus stimulating production, thus creating jobs, thus increasing everyone's economic situation. (What we have observed since then is an ever-increasing gap between the most well-off and the most hard-pressed).

Baron Samedi is a loa from the Haitian Vaudou religion. He is usually represented as wearing a black tuxedo, but when that's what I drew the entire cartoon was altogether too dark; I therefore resorted to a white tux version evoking that seen in the James Bond movie Live and let die.

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