Brian gets a court summons.
Lawyer: “Did you vote in the last election?”
Brian: “Yes, but I can’t be held responsible for the outcome.”
Lawyer: “No, it doesn’t say that you’re solely responsible. The charge is that you did aid or abet in actions deleterious to the best interests of a sovereign nation and in lowering the quality of life as we know it.” There’s a schedule of failures of the government that was elected that day.
Brian: “And if you could establish that you voted for the opposition?”
Lawyer: “There’s a schedule of failures too…”
And so, a hilarious defense begins to take shape (2:30 minutes to make your day).
After any bubble, it’s always: “Nobody predicted the crash….” But people do see the bubbles – they’re huge and easy to see – and they do predict their crashes. Yet, they’re pushed aside and made the most unpopular folks around, and they’re expelled from the herd, and their warnings are ignored. Happens every time. And it happened during the Australian iron-ore bubble, whose spectacular crash suddenly “nobody was predicting.” Ha! Read… Australia’s Bad Bet on China