Back when he was campaigning for the office he now occupies, Joe Biden asked in the rhetorical, no b.s., tough guy pose he likes to assume, “When did Milton Friedman die and become king?”

Later in the campaign, he got in another shot, telling his audience, “Milton Friedman isn’t running the show anymore.”

Well, Biden went on to win the election and, now that he is running the show, one looks around and thinks, “You know, wouldn’t it be better if Milton Friedman were still alive and running the show.”