A Funny Economist

No, it’s not an oxymoron. Here’s a hilarious video on the “principles of economics, translated.”

Great line: “Microeconomists are people who are wrong about specific things, and macroeconomists are wrong about things in general.” — though it turns out that line is a paraphrase of a line from P. J. O’Rourke’s, Eat the Rich.

Off topic? No — as the comic’s website explains, “When not performing stand-up, he consults on climate change and other environmental economics issues and teaches at the University of Washington.”

One Response to A Funny Economist

  1. Paul says:

    I heard Milton Friedman use this line in the late seventies and wouldn’t be surprised if someone sourced John Kenneth Galbraith. As Yogi Berra used to say, “90% of hitting is half mental.”