The subheading: Recent events did not suspend the rules of economics.
Seriously though, more suspicious people would argue that these people planned this all. Most likely the ones in charge did. But others, like the 1%’s accomplices in the media, were probably just stupid.
White guys in suits were saying that austerity was expansionary, and anyone who said any different (even if they were white, male, and wearing a suit) was a stupid hippie who couldn’t be trusted, since supporting the middle class is now suspect in the same way that supporting the working class was suspect 60 years ago.