by Alex Tabarrok
on July 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm
in Economics, Education, Games |
Art Carden has created a page of econ-related memes. Here is one of my favorites:
Never reason from a price change! Maybe the price fell *because* he was drinking less of it.
I presume he’s too small to affect the price.
The real question is: When has the price of beer ever gone down?
A very brief period in 1993 and 1998. But that is only for beer purchased for home consumption. The price of beer consumed away from home (bars, restaurants, etc) has always gone up since BLS started keeping records in the 1980s.
Pretty funny. I was going to say ‘let the quibbling begin”, but it’s already started.
Technically its not quibbling, its nitpicking.
This response is simply genius!
Dos equis is sorta undermining the luxuriousness of their brand. If he is really the most interesting man in the world you’d think he’d stick to veblen goods.
It’s not a meme, it’s just a silly captioned photograph. If this, or any of the other photos, go viral on 4chan and stay that way for a week or four, then it will be worthy of the name “meme”, but the chances are remote, to put it mildly.
Captions over those particular photographs are the memes. These specific captions are just individual expressions of the meme.
Its the image macro in general that is the meme, not this one in particular.
The meme is actually the interplay between the picture and the caption. Each of the pictures has a title. Together, the picture and the title form the meme. If you post one of the photos with a caption that doesn’t work for the meme, you’ll get some variant of “That meme you keep using… I don’t think it means what you think it means.”
This guy knows his memes.
Scumbag steve seems like an obvious econ meme:
Understands comparative advantage
Complains about free trade anyway.
Here you go: http://qkme.me/3q55v3
My favorite is the paired wealth creation memes.
A few of my own here:
Jodi Beggs has a few of her own on her blog:
The Least Interesting Man in the World
So, I don’t always hire workers, but when wages fall I hire more workers.
Except when demand for my product has fallen further. DOH!
Shit economists say: https://twitter.com/econoverbia
Beer could totally be a Giffen good.
Nobody mentioned that beer must not be an inferior good then.
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