Laughter is the Best Medicine XXV: Black Humor on the Financial FrontDepending on your mood and financial situation, the "Devil's Dictionary Financial Edition" Matthew Rose published in today's Wall Street Journal will strike you as more or less entertaining. I'll just note a pair of my favorite definitions and invite you to peruse the entire collection.
DEFICIT, n. For the party in power, at worst a minor irritant and at best a precondition for economic growth. For the minority, the gravest threat to the stability of the Republic.
QUANTITATIVE EASING, n. A regulatory approach based on the point in Western movies when the sheriff, having fired all available bullets, in an act of final desperation throws his gun at the bad guys. See also INFLATION, HYPER.