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Spoofs on Economic Growth and Neoclassical Economics

Milton Mountebank wins the Nobel Prize in economics for his work on infinite planet theory.

We have Labor Day, Memorial Day, and plenty of other holidays, but what about a day to commemorate corporations? Listen to Dan O’Neill’s tune Corporation Day.

Consumerism run amok… Read this satirical piece on the fall of the American consumer by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickeled and Dimed.

How much is too much? This article from The Onion about consumer-product diversity exceeding biodiversity hits a little too close to home.

Anyone who has ever studied neoclassical economics knows there is a wealth of material for jokes. No one knows this better than Yoram Bauman, the standup economist. Watch a video of him lampooning the most popular textbook used for college courses in neoclassical economics.

Have you heard one too many assumptions from an economist? Have you ever listened to an econometrician and wondered what all that mumbo jumbo could possibly mean? Or maybe you just fell asleep in Econ 101 (which you were really only taking to fulfill a requirement)? If so, you might be interested in a children’s tale that points out some differences between the steady state economy and the growth economy.

Watch an over-the-top satire about consuming our way out of ecological problems — it’s the new wave of greensumption!


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