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Jodi Beggs

S**t Happens, the Economics Version...

By March 6, 2012

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There's an old joke that all religions can be explained using the "s**t happens" saying. Economist and comedian Yoram Bauman has brought this idea to the economic sphere with his bit S*** Happens: The Economics Version, which he debuted at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association back in January.

As an economist, I can attest to the fact that the jokes are spot on, but they are also a little specific for a general audience. Luckily, there is a version with a handy reference guide that explains everything. And, trust me, the Marty Weitzman joke is too good to just let it go over your head.

Comments

March 13, 2012 at 12:05 am
(1) Mary Donnelly says:

Thanks Jodi–one of the best post on Economics I’ve seen since I left Uni.

March 13, 2012 at 6:54 am
(2) Macrocompassion says:

Obviously the s**t was taken away from this show-maker before he had sufficient time to play with it, so he’s making up for lost time.

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