This tweet by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reflects the former bartender’s deep dive into intellectual history:
There is a town in England called Milton Keynes, but no “famed economist” of that name. Upon being corrected by fellow tweeters, AOC explained that she had conflated John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman. Which is funny it its own way.
I don’t suppose anyone has told her about Keynes’s view that income inequality is key to long-term growth, either.
Is it considered impolite to point out that the leaders of the Democratic Party are, for the most part, ill-informed and not very intelligent?
UPDATE: Coincidentally, Milton Keynes is in the news today. The Daily Mail reports: “Blankets and clothes delivered to Milton Keynes conference centre that has been surrounded by 10ft wire fence to house 200 Britons evacuated from Chinese coronavirus capital in flight just hours from touchdown.”
Then there is this Milton Keynes road sign:
OK, it’s a sign that apparently dates from the 1970s, photoshopped to mock AOC. Still, worth a chuckle.