Comment: I think you're right

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I think you're right

And I completely follow you.

But I also think someone like my mom (who totally followed and understood the broken window story when I told her) would be completely lost.

In her mind "many people are unemployed, and if we all bought more stuff we'd create the demand of goods and companies would then hire those unemployed people to meet those demands. Problem solved."

Claim that it was maldistribution of efforts and resources caused by the credit expansion due to artificially manipulated rates of interest that caused that unemployment in the first place, would pretty much sound like Chinese to her.