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Economics Is The Worst Major, Except For All The Others…

May 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments
Just For Fun

To misquote Winston Churchill, “Economics is the worst major, except for all those other majors that have been tried from time to time.” At least some people agree that all majors are pretty terrible:

Hmph. I still think the world needs to understand that not all economists are hand-waving macroeconomists…I mean, does anyone really want to knock the science of conducting randomized policy experiments in Africa, for example?

Unfortunately, I’m not getting much sympathy from my friends on this issue:

me: *seethes mildly*
friend: =P Hey, I’m the physicist whose career redirected to “engineer”…
me: at least it didn’t redirect to finance, which would also have been apt from what I see around me 🙂

I also can’t get the Studio 60 “model of a modern network TV show” version of this out of my head now:

I can’t promise anything, but Jarret may have hinted that there will be another musical number in our future.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pete // May 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    The correct pronunciation of “comparable” ruins the meter of the comic.

    Also, Studio 60 is one of my favorite shows ever (though that is probably due to its cancellation prior to jumping the shark).

  • 2 Liryon // May 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    And there is already a video with the xkcd lyrics up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu1VhsNOwPU

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