Marginal Revolution links to a ranking that someone made of Beatles songs. Its definitely worth a read – it is amazing how diverse the Beatles music was, and how many important economic style considerations they made in their songs.
My top five Beatles songs would be:
“Within You Without You” (27th on his list),
“We Can Work It Out” (12th),
“Come Together” (55th).
We were talking-about the space between us all
The subject matter of economics is the distribution of scarce resources given the inter-related behaviour of individuals.
With our love-we could save the world-if they only knew.
Economists often believe that there are essential messages from their discipline that would increase the happiness of society – ultimately they feel misunderstood when these aren’t taken seriously.
Try to realize it’s all within yourself
As strong a defense of methodological individualism as I’ve ever heard.
And life flows ON within you and without you
Pointing to the difference between micro (within you – the choice of the individual) and macro (without you – the rest of the economy moving) economics.
Then again – maybe George’s message was broad enough to be applied to a number of different belief structures …