August 22, 2017

Sesamenomics: Bert and Ernie weigh in on politics

For those of you who need politics in a more light hearted format. Here are 4 parables of Sesamenomics:

Equal outcomes: Trying to make life fair through federal taxation is like asking Ernie to eat all the extra licorice until they are equal lengths:

Spread the cookies around: Bert, we have a problem.

Ernie convinces Bert to share his cookie

Free Market: The voluntary free exchange of goods benefits both parties.

Bert and Elmo with cookie and milk

Entitlements vs. Charity: What if it isn’t your pie?

Bert and Ernie and apple pie


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About David John Marotta

David John Marotta+ is the Founder and President of Marotta Wealth Management, Inc. He played for the State Department chess team at age 11, graduated from Stanford, taught Computer and Information Science, and still loves math and strategy games. Favorite number: e (2.7182818...)

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