RE: Ginger discussed on Today Show?

Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 12:12:37 PST

Nah. He was actually making fun of a study done on cow farts and ozone.
I was lucky. I went to college for 6 years, and only had 2 professors who
weren't idiots. Yes, in Mississippi. (:

On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Matt Jensen wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001 wrote:
> > LOL! As my eco101 professor said, if we all used animals instead of cars,
> > the farts would be eating up the ozone anyhow, so fuck it. (:
> It's funny, and probably true, but it's also a false choice.
> I'll bet lots of professors brush by externalities with quips like this,
> when really externalities are some of the most interesting aspects of
> economics.
> "But seriously, Professor. Couldn't the government invest in long-term
> research in cleaner energy."
> "Uh, we've spent enough time on this. Now we'll look at how supply always
> equals demand, because we're rational actors who always have perfect
> information."
> -Matt Jensen
> Seattle

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself." --Doris Lessing,
British writer

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