Yeesh. It is a given that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to say stupid things. That’s the result of the intellectual hand she was obviously dealt. That being said, there are some things you would expect her to have a better grasp on than others. Such a thing is economics, which was reportedly her major in college. Certainly you would expect her to know the name of the economist liberals most revere.
Yet here she is extolling the wisdom of “Milton” Keynes.
My favorite economist: MILTON KEYNES pic.twitter.com/omexQZrxWN
— andrew.txt (@andurudottext) February 8, 2020
One has to wonder whether she was confusing John Maynard Keynes, who believed the government should endlessly crank out money, with Milton Friedman, even though the latter was a champion of free-market capitalism.
In any case, the Twitterverse had fun with the gaffe.
Author Curtis Mang wrote:
And Twitter perennial David Burge quipped: