Friday 30 January 2015

Ylvis: "The (Marginalist) Fox"

Dedicated to marginalist mainstream economists (and their PoMo/PoKe long-lost twins)
"The secret of the fox, ancient mystery.
"Somewhere deep in the woods, I know you're hiding.
"What is your sound? Will we ever know?
"Will always be a mystery what do you say?" (Ylvis)

A couple of years ago brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker (better known as the comedy duo Ylvis), from Norway, sang about an "ancient mystery" which, like the diamond-water "paradox", has bewildered sages since the dawn of history: "What does the fox say"?

One day this catchy and rather funny pop song may figure prominently in economics textbooks thanks to some young and intrepid economist (maybe a PoMo/PoKe one?). Mark my words.

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