Zombie economics

I see there is this zombie economics business about economists being like zombies or something.

It is true though right – economists eat all the ideas (brains) to try and process them into a consistent and transparent way for understanding social interaction and the “economy”.  Furthermore, they have trouble communicating in words – just like zombies.

It is sort of uncanny.  This is what people mean though right, they mean economists are taking in lots of ideas but just have trouble communicating the results and the care that needs to be taken with these issues to the public.

What? This isn’t what they meant, they just mean that the ideas are dead but alive, I don’t know if I understand what’s going on …

  • Rob Hosking

    Having mental flashbacks to the Peter Jackson film ‘Brain Dead’….

    • In NZ economists are a bit more low budget, this is true. The return to economists rises with scale – hence why you shouldn’t be surprised with how much we go on about increasing population density 😉