AOC laughably who holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston University had to correct herself Saturday evening after mixing up two “very different” economists.
AOC attempt at showing she’s an Economic Einstein during her Instagram chat went as you would have expected, she came out looking like her normal jackassary self.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attempted to appear smarter than she actually is, after she started summarizing a February 3rd, New Yorker article titled CAN WE HAVE PROSPERITY WITHOUT GROWTH? without AOC giving the story any credit for her summation.
While discussing the benefits of a four-day workweek with her Instagram followers AOC had to later correct herself Saturday evening after mixing up two “very different” economists during her lengthy Instagram discussion.
Confusing John Maynard Keynes, an early 20th-century British economist who theorized that government spending was linked to economic growth, with Milton Friedman, a free-market American economist, and 1976 Nobel Prize winner.
“UGGGH TYPO,” the freshman congresswoman wrote after completely screwing her attempt at plagiarizing the New Yorker story, by combining their names into “Milton Keynes.”
AOC’s intellectual ineptitude was made even more reprehensible by the fact that she gave no credit to the writer, John Cassidy, who did all the heavy lifting for her attempt at appearing more intelligent than her one brain cell is capable of achieving.
As for our evidence that AOC lifted what John Cassidy wrote in his New Yorker article, here is what AOC said in blue and below that an excerpt from his article in red.
“I was just reading today about how in 1930, famed economist Milton Keynes predicted that by 2030 GDP and technology would have advanced so much that it would allow everyday people to work as little as FIFTEEN HOURS a week and provide for their families,”
” he [John Maynard Keynes] speculated that by the year 2030 capital investment and technological progress would have raised living standards as much as eightfold, creating a society so rich that people would work as little as fifteen hours a week, devoting the rest of their time to leisure and other “non-economic purposes.”
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
Yes, AOC did say “I was reading today” but then went on and on in an attempt to appear that her thoughts of John Maynard Keynes’s predictions were her own, which they were not.
Every single thought that AOC uttered was plagiarized from this New Yorker article, as well as some others I suspect.
Of course, all of AOC’s intellectual thoughts about what John Maynard Keynes prognosticated must be weighed against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not knowing how the U.S. unemployment rate is calculated.
As we reported last year, to the utter shame of Boston University, AOC showed how little she deserved her degree in economics when she exclaimed the reason for President Trump’s historically low unemployment rate was:
“I think the numbers that you just talked about is part of the problem, right?”
“Because we look at these figures and we say, ‘Oh, unemployment is low, everything is fine, right?’ Well, unemployment is low because everyone has two or three jobs, working 60, 70, 80 hours a week”
Unemployment is not low because more people are working two or three jobs. Employed people, whether they hold one or more jobs, are only counted once in the unemployment rate calculation.
Watch AOC’s attempt at sounding intelligent while knowing that everything she is saying was plagiarized from John Cassidy as well as others, and despite all that theft, AOC is still so moronic she screwed up John Maynard Keynes’s name.
.@AOC, who routinely boasts about her economics degree, confused John Maynard Keynes with Milton Friedman.
— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) February 8, 2020