The funny side of economics

Topics economics | memes | facebook memes

These are grim times and social media is full of quarantine memes and jokes. Indeed, if I may put forth a theory in eight words, “the grimmer the times, the better the jokes”.  But despite its reputation as a dismal science, no other social science discipline can beat economics and economists when it comes to funniness. I know because for a little over 10 years I wrote weekly articles on the state of economics research in the world.  While doing research for it, which was made easier by the rapid growth of economics websites, I would occasionally come across s.....

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