Economists: Born or trained

Although that is an interesting title, I’m not actually going to talk about anything interesting.  Instead, Merry Christmas everyone – and here is a cartoon from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (again):

(ht SMBC)

  • Hilarious. Of course, one could argue that had the parents fostered intellectual curiosity at an early age, the bad kid would never have existed, the good kid would have been the dominant personality, and no one would ever know if the future economist would come to be. maybe this is a primer on the genesis of behavioral econ. Or maybe it is just a funny cartoon, and I have gone too lone without sleep.