Posts Tagged ‘economic humor’

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    A New View of the Fiscal Cliff and Greece

    Oct 16, 12 • 300 Views • No Comments

    Merle Hazard’s newest song is “Fiscal Cliff.” While he recorded his “Greek Debt Song” several years ago, it still is relevant and fun to watch. Econlife looked at fiscal cliff details here and, for more on Greece, you might want...  [read more]

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    Valentines From the Fed

    Feb 12, 12 • 282 Views • No Comments

    What a fantastic idea! When University of Pennsylvania economist Justin Wolpers suggested Federal Reserve Valentines, the Fed and others responded. The San Francisco Fed: “I’m going to extraordinary measures to increase your stimulus.”...  [read more]

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    Economic Humor

    Sep 7, 11 • 1000 Views • 1 Comment

    For laughter and economic insight, the following are wonderful. A Cartoon: From gocomics.com, a very hypothetical illustration of “The First Economist.” A Daily Show Excerpt: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s problems with selling his house....  [read more]

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    Random Technology Notes

    Jan 13, 11 • 243 Views • No 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...  [read more]

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    Nobel Humor

    Apr 28, 10 • 282 Views • No 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...  [read more]