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Why Did the Chicken cross the road?

Found this on the Bastiat Institute's Facebook Page:

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Adam Smith - I suspect the invisible hand of the free market pushed him across.

Thomas Malthus - I don't know but there are too many chickens

Frederic Bastiat - What can be seen is that the chicken crossed the road. What is unseen is that tariffs stopped it from crossing the road at a more advantageous location.

Karl Marx - Bourgeois thought holds that the chicken should be questioned. Only by questioning the motives of the proletariat chicken, can they determine the best way to roast it. Chickens everywhere should unite and throw off their chains. The road crossing endeavour is just the first step.

John Maynard Keynes - If the government were to build thousands of new roads, this would create a great deal of wealth as more and more chickens would be able to cross the road. We simply don't have enough aggregate demand, and this is holding back the chicken crossing.

Ludwig von Mises - Praxeological analysis can never reveal the ends the chicken had in mind when crossing the road

Milton Friedman - The chicken was taking part in the American free market dream, we should applaud this action, the chicken is a true friend of freedom.

Murray Rothbard - It's almost certainly the fault of the government

Ben Bernanke - If I press this button it will stimulate the egg laying rate of chickens.

Paul Krugman - If the government were to build thousands of new roads, this would create a great deal of wealth as more and more chickens would be able to cross the road. We simply don't have enough aggregate demand, and this is holding back the chicken crossing.

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To get laid, duh.

To get laid, duh.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

God I miss Milton Friedman.

God I miss Milton Friedman.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Libertarian Chicken ;-)

I've posted him before but I couldn't resist..

hehe

i was just going to post this one... i have a shirt with a quote similar to that. love it.

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

SteveMT's picture

To show chicken-hawks like McCain & Graham it could be done.

They are both spineless chickens.

deacon's picture

who knows

maybe it's where it parked it's coupe?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

They Ought to Include

His American Majesty - What constitutes a road, what constitutes crossing one, and what constitutes why?

Pete Eyre: "Am I legally

Pete Eyre:

"Am I legally required to answer that question? Am I being detained? Am I free to go?"

Bill Murray

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the other side.

He stepped out of rank, got hit by a tank

He ain't no chicken no more!

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RON PAUL 2012

The geek version

Why did the paleontologist cross the road?

The chicken reverted.

JustLiberty4US's picture

John McCain

...Because it needed to arm the Syrian rebels and "spread democracy".

Because we built a road?

I don't think the chickens care What we call whatever they're walking on.

I always hated this corny

I always hated this corny question. Its open ended and has any answer any person can think of.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Ron Paul

..because it had the freedom to do so, and would be responsible for it's own actions.

Because of central planning-

Because of central planning and mis-allocation of resources not enough cement is available for the aggregate demanded. We get gravel roads.

(aggregate is the gravel mixed in proper ratios with cement to make concrete.)

Free includes debt-free!