Tuesday, June 01, 2010

'Nuff said, economists' version

A: Heh, how's it going?

Anon: Oh, so, so. I had a paper rejected today.

A: Ah, sorry, I get depressed when that happens.

Anon: Well in my case it's not all bad. My wife and I have an understanding that whenever I have a paper rejected we have sex.

A: What! That's a terrible system for getting papers published. What kind of economist are you?! Don't you understand incentives!

Anon: What kind of economist am I? What kind of economist are you?! You have failed to understand what I am maximizing!

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