David R. Henderson  

The Colbert Effect

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On his blog yesterday, Mankiw has a great humorous YouTube done by, presumably, students at Harvard. Mankiw himself has a starring role and plays it beautifully. The video is professionally done also and even, in the midst of humor, shows taxation supply curves. Well worth watching.


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CATEGORIES: Labor Market , Taxation



COMMENTS (9 to date)
liberty writes:

I didn't really find it funny. But their social networking (facebook movie) parody was pretty good.
http://respectablyfrench.com

David R. Henderson writes:

@liberty,
Hmm. I found the social networking one tasteless and couldn't even make myself finish it. Further evidence for My Pillar #7, "Values are subjective," which I also refer to as "Different Strokes for Different Folks."

dave smith writes:

"I could afford a bodyguard..."

ROFL!

Alex Tabarrok writes:

Mankiw's students need not worry there are substitutes for everything! :)

liberty writes:

"I found the social networking one tasteless and couldn't even make myself finish it."

How so? Maybe I missed something..?

Bag O'Donuts writes:

How can you tell an economist from an accountant? The accountant is the one with a sense of humor.

... point proved by Mankiw's students.

Scott Scheule writes:
How can you tell an economist from an accountant? The accountant is the one with a sense of humor.ense of humor.

Horseshit! See Yoram Bauman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVp8UGjECt4&feature=related

David R. Henderson writes:

@Bag O'Donuts,
You do get that Mankiw was acting, right?

Henry writes:
@Bag O'Donuts, You do get that Mankiw was acting, right?

I believe that Bag O'Donuts' point was that the clip was unfunny, not that Mankiw was upset about Colbert's comment. And I agree.

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