Sunday, December 21, 2008

Why no movies or series about economists?

Stumbling and Mumbling wonders and compares economists with doctors, especially since:
... great economists of the past were genuinely brilliant whereas their medical contemporaries were quacks, charlatans and butchers. At the same time as Paul Samuelson was creating foundations of the economics we learn today, Walter Freeman was hammering ice-picks into people - and he was regarded as a pioneer at the time.

Why are there so many shows about lawyers? They can't be that much more interesting than economists, can they? And what about computer programmers?

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