Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Drawing Comparisons so that We Don't Have To

Megan recounts this typical conversation:

Megan: So, the financial crisis. What the hell?
Smart economist: Yeah, that's what I'm titling my next paper.
Notice how she differentiates herself from her theoretical interviewee by using the descriptors "smart" and "economist." Even she knows that she's neither.

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