Sunday, November 18, 2007

The street economist

First, there was the economist; the species evolved into subspecies, branching into classical and neoclassical economists, Keynesian and neo-Keynesian economists, Marxists, and numerous other subgroups, the latest being the rogue economist.
Judging from the design of this hoodie seen last Friday at the mall, a new group is ready to hit the streets, quite literally:

I am seriously not sure what to make of that one. Did economics suddenly become so cool, that it is hip to show-off market creds' on the street? Or have neo-conservative think tanks been so successful in marketing their ideas, that the current generation of rebellious youth is ready to submit to the forces of the market, and make "Obey Supply and Demand" their anthem, after classics such as "Peace and love" or "No Future"?

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Anonymous Eric said...

Looks like a variation on the Andre the Giant "Obey Giant" campaign by . So probably nothing to do with economists, and more to do with guerrilla graffiti propaganda.

November 19, 2007 9:28 AM  
Blogger Mathias said...

Thanks Eric; you shattered my hopes that economics was finally becoming cool, but your explanation looks correct - and I now know about Andre's large posse.

November 22, 2007 12:36 PM  

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