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How An Economist Does Valentine’s Day…

February 14th, 2012 · 7 Comments
Just For Fun

I suppose, technically, this economist does Valentine’s Day by bumming around the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, but nerdy Valentine-grams are a close second choice. Luckily, a number of you came through for me and pointed me towards 14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You. They are all pretty good, but I think that the last one is my favorite:

I am totally using that next time I ask someone out- if nothing else, it serves as a good filter. =P Thank you to all of my lovely nerdalicious valentines!

Update: I just remembered that you can get “free” Americone Dream (Stephen Colbert’s flavor) at Ben and Jerry’s today…though I have to point out the, well, non-air quotes around free. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Another update: In a related move, a Fed Valentines Tumblr seems to have gained quite a bit of steam.

Tags: Just For Fun

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe // Feb 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Tried that. Sadly, it doesn’t always work…

  • 2 Dave // Feb 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    You should definitely use that. I don’t think any man you would want to date could possibly turn that down.

    On the other hand, the filter might filter out a bit too many women. You need to do a better job of teaching women to enjoy economics. 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • 3 econgirl // Feb 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    The filter isn’t for whether people specifically understand it, it’s for whether they recognize and at least abstractly appreciate nerdy humor. 🙂

  • 4 Nick // Feb 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I wonder what the relative elasticities imply…

  • 5 Mj // Feb 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    They imply different opportunity costs leading to comparative advantage! lol. Sigh. If only the girl I date get this stuff. lol.

  • 6 Mj // Feb 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    *girls I’ve dated got

  • 7 Enon // Feb 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Funny story.

    I shared this on the Facebook wall of an econ colleague from my undergraduate cohort, and it formed the centerpiece of an outlandishly overblown misunderstanding that helped terminate our relationship. Apparently, not everybody can see the humor of passing cultural tropes, like Valentine’s Day, through the lens of economic jargon. Oh well.. Still love your blog.


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