Our Daily Bleg: Econ Jokes Needed
From a reader named Kyle comes the following bleg. (Send your own requests here.) Go ahead, help him out. One question: is Kyle cheating?
I am a graduate student in a social justice and human rights program. I am extremely interested in the economics of education and am currently taking a graduate microeconomics class to further pursue that interest.
In our last micro class, my professor set forth the following proposition: each day, one student will tell a joke (this is meant to recapture the students’ full attention midway through the lecture). If the joke is “sufficiently funny,” that student will receive an A for the course. There are two rules: 1) the joke must be clean, and 2) the joke must not be offensive.
Although I think the loose and extremely subjective definition of “sufficiently funny” will prevent any of the students from procuring an A in this manner, I was wondering if you could use the site to help me get some econ-related jokes. Maybe Freakonomics could even hold its own contest — perhaps with the reward of Freakonomics schwag instead of an A.
By the way, my professor’s expertise is in game theory, so any jokes on game theory would also be extremely helpful.