Happy Holidays From The Economic Populist

It's that time of year to ring in the joy and revel in festivities.  Yet another year has passed and economic injustice, inequality and the great financial crisis taxpayer ripoff is further in the historical dust heap and buried under the corporate propaganda political rug.  It's also time to view funny economic cartoons.

Obama Trades Transparency


Cartoonist: Nate Beeler


Walgreen's humble beginnings:

...we’re still that same little shop on the corner [that in the current market would be boarded up within 12 months, leaving its bankrupt owner hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt].” Gourlay added that each Walgreens store sees itself as an integral part of the community it serves, in the sense that residents no longer have any other place to shop and are thus completely dependent upon it.

Onion Explains: The Rise Of China


Cartoonist: R.J. Matson


Saint of Small Type


Stalking scum are very good for sales:

Describing the behavior as an extremely reliable source of consumer spending, a report released Thursday by the Department of Commerce confirmed that the nation’s retailers earn $5 billion annually from women coming in from the street in order to get away from harassment.

Cartoonist: Steve Breen


Office Workers Switching To Fetal Position Desks


Unusual purchases that are saving the economy:

  • New hoses. Turns out everyone needed a new hose this summer.
  • Parents across the nation paying for drugs to stop their children from singing Frozen’s “Let it Go.”
  •   . . ..
  • The last of those '1,000 Free Hours of AOL’ CDs have finally been used up, forcing many Americans to pay for the internet for the first time.
  •   . . ..

Should Companies Discontinue Unpaid Intern Fights?


Cartoonist: Pat Bagley


A Hillary Christmas


Merry Christmas!