Saturday, August 30, 2008

Economics Haikus

Art Carden came up with a bunch of great economics haikus for Steven Levitt's contest. I came up with a few of my own, although I think they're a bit on the snarky side:

I have an apple.
I see you have an orange.
Oh, happy exchange!

Rational Voter?
Bryan Caplan loudly says,
"No, I don't think so."

We're irrational.
Therefore, government can help.
...But they're humans, too!

Cut my income tax!
Government is so wasteful!
Wait, where's my handout?

UPDATE (9-16-08): Here's another one.
Free rider problem!
Accurs'ed transactions costs:
The Coase Theorem fails.