Thursday, January 31, 2008

Quote Of The Day

Here's Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale:
The problem is not that economists are unreasonable people, it’s that they’re evil people. They work in a different moral universe.

He actually didn't mean it that way, but it sure as hell is funny when you take it out of context. Anyway, go read the article - it's one that describes another step in the Freakonomicsizing of the field, where economists stop grappling with labor unions, taxes and wages and start dealing with what to call your newborn, what makes people squirm and what the rational thing to do is if your bus isn't on time (answer: you wait and don't start walking, unless you make your decision to walk immediately and don't wait at all).

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