As the stock market continues to slide down in a post-election malaise, investors still seem focused on the "fiscal cliff". I still believe that much of this investor anxiety is unwarranted and based partly on hype, as explained in this Wall Street Journal article .
However, once some bargain is agreed upon, it will undoubtedly be plagued by the "law of unintended consequences". Since it's Friday, I thought a little levity would be in order. Here is a video from Freakonomics, and it does a great job depicting unintended consequences: