Does unemployment stimulate the economy? It seems, on it's face, like an absurd economic strategy. But, upon further analysis - yes, it is absurd.
Keith Olbermann, Nancy Pelosi and other Keynesian Democrats would like to believe that is true. It's simply wrong (and dangerous).
"The unemployed, unlike the rich ... are, in fact, the job creators"
A panel on PJTV, including Yaron Brooks and Terry Jones, dissects Olbermann's theory here:
UPDATE: Trickle-up economics via xtranormal.