If you do a search for the words “game theory” on amazon.com , you find books by eminent economists like Roger Myerson, Fudenberg and Tirole, and our recent critic Ariel Rubinstein. But at the top of the list is a new album by the Philadelphia hip-hop band known as “The Roots”.
Do The Roots have a soft spot in their hearts for economics? It seems they do. In the bonus track to the album “Game Theory,” a song entitled “Bread and Butter,” they even mention Freakonomics about halfway through: “I hate to speak about it, but it is all Freakonomics.”
(Thanks to Adrian von Buttlar, writing from Hamburg, for pointing me to the song.)