Fifty years from now, people will look back on the turn of the century and wonder about us. They will wonder why we were so wasteful, so selfish.
In which economist Michael Munger explains jokes, making them funnier. Seriously though, if you want to know why economist jokes exist, this is your jam.
Editor’s note: This blog post contains descriptions of rape and sexual assault. Reader’s discretion is advised. I lived in Erlangen, Germany for much of 2009, getting around on a bicycle. After the big April beer festival, the “Bergkirchweih,” my lock was cut and my bike was thrown down a hill and set on fire (it […]
Somewhere along about 2005 I started hearing about “Peak _____,” where the blank is some resource such as oil, water, food, and so on. The pique about “Peak” was based on the notion that “we” (and I’m not sure what that means) had reached the point of maximum production, and that the future was a […]