Posts Tagged ‘economic humor’

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    Random Technology Notes

    Jan 13, 11 • 102 Views • Economic History, Innovation, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    In 1810, Nicholas Appert, a cook and bottler, inserted some food in a Champagne bottle, sealed it, and placed it in boiling water. Described by James Burke in Circles: Fifty Roundtrips Through History, Technology, Science, Culture, a French newspaper said...

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    Nobel Humor

    Apr 28, 10 • 125 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and MarketsNo Comments

    Presented at Harvard with Nobel laureate participation (and based on authentic scholarly research), the Ig Nobel awards are funny but they also make you think.  As they express it… The 2009 economics prize went to executives at four...

  • Impossible But Funny Congressional Testimony

    Feb 19, 10 • 114 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    You might enjoy looking at the Onion’s parody of Ben Bernanke’s congressional testimony. It never can or will happen this way. And yet, while the testimony is fictitious, the statements about money are based on its actual definition. The article...

  • Not Always Dismal

    Feb 10, 10 • 112 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    From assorted sources, I share the following: 1. Poetry on the housing crisis from Karl Case (the Case in Case-Shiller Home Price Index) An excerpt: Fannie and Fred were always ahead, Then Countrywide got in the fray. Then Lehman and Merrill and Goldman Sachs...