Sunday, January 11, 2009


Among the many annoyances of the late unpleasantness in the markets has been the sudden appearance of too damn many economists in the public prints. Much of the annoyance comes from their inability to agree on things. If economists were into physics, you'd have economic theories that things fell up. The up guys would explain that things couldn't possibly fall down and would metaphorically roll their eyes at dissenters and especially non-economist dissenters who claimed to observe things falling down. Mexico's government has been full of economists for a couple of decades. Does anyone look at Mexico and think that's the kind of government we need?
Anyhow, an economist joke, kited from a comment board elsewhere: "There's a surgeon, an architect and an economist. The surgeon said, 'Look, we're the most important. God's a surgeon because the very first thing God did was to extract Eve from Adam's rib.' The architect said, 'No, wait a minute, God is an architect. God made the world in seven days out of chaos.' The economist smiled, 'And who made the chaos?'"

1 comment:

cowcasa said...

Good one. I believe that if you laid all economists end to end . . . you'd want to get a steamroller real quick.