The Economics Of South Park

Zero Hedge | 7/12/2019 | Staff
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People love South Park.

In an age where shows attempt to avoid controversy at all costs, South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone practically go out of their way to find it.

Huffington - Post - Group - Answer - Mainstream

When asked by the Huffington Post which group they have angered the most their answer was fast: mainstream progressives.

This should come as no surprise. It’s no secret that the two friends are strong supporters of free markets and free speech, neither of which are supported by the modern Left. And their episodes always hinted at their healthy distrust of the government. But more importantly it’s because the shows reveal a confidence in the capacity of human beings to adapt to difficult situations without the seeming aid of legislation and imposition by know-it-alls at the top.

Year - Award - Ceremony - Republicans

Last year at an award ceremony they officially announced that they were Republicans, though they later clarified they were more libertarian.

So, in extremely belated honor of their announcement, here are five (hilarious) episodes that showcase their views and hopefully caused their viewers to trust the government just a little bit less.

Episode - Capitalism - Selfishness

This episode teaches that capitalism works despite human selfishness.

When Cartman, an extremely selfish boy, inherits a million dollars from his grandmother, he immediately uses the money to buy an amusement park. His plan? To take the park for himself and not allow anyone else in.

Security - People - People - Amusement - Park

But without security, he can't keep people from coming. Eventually he has to let people into the amusement park in order to make enough money for security, keeping the rides in good condition, etc.

In the end, the free market produced the best result.

Episode

Originally aired back in 2004, this episode is more relevant now than ever.

In Goobacks, a portal suddenly opens allowing millions of time travelers to come to South Park. These immigrants are poor, and...
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