Honest to a Fault
The American Economic Association meetings are taking place. There is a young economist whom I have never met, but who is doing some really interesting research. So I wrote him and asked if he wanted to get together over a beer to talk about his work. The first sentence of his response was:
I would really like to be very interested in meeting with you.
You don’t see that kind of honesty every day! Although the economist in question is not actually interested in meeting with me, he wishes he were.
Actually, he wrote back later saying it was a typo.
I would really like to be very believing that is true.