Yes, I realize that the title could refer to what transpired on any of the nights of the conference, but I’m talking about something a bit more structured:
Overall, I wish the video had come out a bit better, but I suppose it’s difficult to prepare a shot for a person sprawled on the stage floor in a bean bag chair. If you’ve been following along, you know that my choice of High West whiskey is not random, and, actually, neither are the Hard Rock Cafe shot glasses- I am not too proud to admit that I have a fairly expensive collection of HRC glassware (must have at one point contained a tequila shot), and I’ve actually met a few of my best econ friends because they were the ones who didn’t mind being dragged along for my cheesy alcohol-infused ritual. (Looking at you, James Tierney.) At least now you know what to look out for during the next economics conference.
In case you’re curious, most of the material was pulled from the following sources:
- The Origin of the Term “Dismal Science” to Describe Economics
- Thomas Carlyle, ‘The Dismal Science’, and the Contemporary Political Economy of Slavery
- The Secret History of the Dismal Science
Hopefully the video makes this make a bit more sense:
I think the first YouTuber to comment gave a review that is on par with Siskel and Ebert’s best work: “It seems like the drunk chick at a party has managed to lure people into a lecture hall and everyone is a little confused about what’s happening.” And now I have a new life goal.