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Watch animated alpacas Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Sarah Silverman explain income inequality

They probably wouldn't call economics the "dismal science" if it had more brightly animated alpacas. And talking lollipops to explain it all. Funny or Die has a new animated short on income inequality from Anchorman director Adam McKay, featuring the voice talents of "unbelievably sweet alpacas" Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Sarah Silverman, plus heartless middle manager Andy Richter and know-it-all lollipop Billy Eichner. McKay and co-writer Adam Davidson don't appear to be big fans of supply-side economics, but hey, a lollipop wouldn't lie to you, right? --Peter Weber