I have yet to give a complete rundown of Economic-Con in San Diego a couple of weeks ago (pro tip: don’t pick an exhibit booth that no one can find), but I can safely say that the humor session was one of the highlights. Here is Yoram Bauman, the Stand-Up Economist, talking about “Hyperinflation in Hell”:
Yoram asked me afterward what I thought of the new bit, and I pointed out that I really like getting to feel like I learned something…in this case, not so much about inflation and monetary policy (one would hope that I have the hang of those by now), but about cultural traditions and the use of joss paper and such. I guess that’s my nerdy version of the “it’s funny because it’s true” scenario.
Update” Another one for the “it’s funny because it’s true” category:
Uh oh, looks like this is becoming a theme…
Another Update: Because the world thinks it’s funny, an article about an agency for ugly models came up in my news feed shortly after the above Twitter conversation. Also, said Twitter convo devolved into puns involving Slutsky and “endogenous zones.” You people are sick. =P