On the Third Hand: Humor in the Dismal Science, an Anthology
If ever you suspected that economic humor is an oxymoron, read on. This anthology, offering over a hundred selections of economic humor in the form of essays, fables, cartoons, verses, parodies, and epigrams drawn from works ancient and modern, will disabuse you of that notion by way of laughter. The contributors, about evenly divided between economists and noneconomists, share a common urge to poke fun at economics and its practitioners. Their styles and methods, however, range from kind and gentle to mordant and misanthropic; this is not surprising given the diversity of their professions: diplomat, playwright, printer's devil, publisher, columnist, physician, inventor, minister, corporate president, radio star, New York Stock Exchange member, and philosopher, to name but a few.
Bringing economic humor into the light of day, Caroline Clotfelter gathers her collection of materials into recognizable categories: economists as others see them, the language and methods of economics, Econ 101, micro- and macroeconomics, and basic economic models and ideas. Aiding and abetting her include such luminaries as John Stuart Mill, George Bernard Shaw, "Mad Magazine, " Stephen Leacock, Emily Dickinson, Rube Goldberg, Pogo, and John Kenneth Galbraith. As no other, this book will challenge economists to enjoy jokes at their own expense; noneconomists may have even less difficulty finding something funny in this most dismal of sciences.
Caroline Postelle Clotfelter, former Professor of Economics, Mercer University, is now retired.
28 trang phù hợp với readers trong sách này
Kết quả 1-3 trong 28
Nội dung mọi người đang nói đến - Viết bài đánh giá
Chúng tôi không t́m thấy bài đánh giá nào ở các vị trí thông thường.
Economists EndtoEndAs Ithers See Them
31 phần khác không được hiển thị
Ấn bản in khác - Xem tất cả
American appeared asked become better Bill brushing called cartoon caste cent Company consider Copyright cost course earned Econ economics economists edited equal example excerpt expected fact George give hand human important included income increase interest John Journal known language Leacock learned less light live look mathematical means meeting mind modl nature never night noted observer once perhaps person Political Political Economy practice present President Press probably problem production professors published question readers reason regard Reprinted with permission result rise seems sense share Smith social status step Stephen Street tell theory thing thought tion trade turn University Wisconsin writing York