Reader Thea points me to an article that explains what the world would be like if economics were like comics:
I got to spend three full days at Economicon 2010 and all I can say is, “Wow!” From the moment I arrived I was overwhelmed with the sights and sounds as Economics fans from around the globe showed up, ready to play. This thing has really grown since the first year that I went and now it seems as though everybody wants to dress up as his or her favorite figure from the financial universe. Adam Smith costumes and Geithner masks abounded. I saw a woman dressed up as Sex Kitten Alan Greenspan, complete with wrinkly jowls and cute kitty whiskers and frankly, I’ve never been so turned on by an image of male octogenarianism in my life.
Sigh. You know, it’s not like economists don’t have an annual meeting, it’s just that ours isn’t as, well, lively. (I tried to pitch the costume idea and it just didn’t go over well at all.) I considered going in the other direction and working with the EcoComics guys to get a spot at ComicCon, so costume suggestions are welcome. For now, I put up a version of my talk from last January’s AEA meeting that, unlike with YouTube, is all in one piece. Unfortunately, the sound is still a little off, but I can’t seem to figure out how to fix it.
Upon further reflection, I should make EconomiCon happen, since I really want to play pin the deal on Bernanke.