I usually make it a point to not post links to economic experiments here, mainly because many of you know too much and therefore would likely screw up the representativeness of the subject pool. (I promise that I mean that as a compliment.) Given my hesitation, there’s really only one thing that could persuade me otherwise…and that thing, ladies and gentlemen, is cute animals. No really, check them out:
Anyway, NPR’s Planet Money blog is running an experiment that involves watching videos of cute animals. I am not too worried about you econ-y types messing up the findings this time, if for no other reason than I can’t figure out what it is that the researchers are trying to test, and my egotistic self figures that if I can’t figure it out then you can’t either. 🙂 Maybe they are looking to see whether economics types have different standards for adorability, who knows. All I know is that baby otters are universally adorable:
A friend pointed out that I should be careful with otters and alerted me as to recent supposed otter attacks in Boca Raton. I contend that a. I would want to attack something too if I were stuck in Boca, and b. historical evidence suggests that I am willing to take my chances on the adorable/evil front.