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Mankiw’s Ten Principles of Economics, Translated
by Yoram Bauman 
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
The cornerstone of Harvard professor N. Gregory Mankiw’s introductory economics textbook,Principles of Economics, is a synthesis of economic thought into Ten Principles of Economics (listed in the first table below). A quick perusal of these will likely affirm the reader’s suspicions that synthesizing economic thought into Ten Principles is no easy task, and may even lead the reader to suspect that the subtlety and concision required are not to be found in the pen of N. Gregory Mankiw. Read more of this post
I thought that the video below (Principles of Economics – Translated) by Yoram Bauman was quite funny; so I visited his website and found You might be an economist if, a selection of ‘in jokes‘ for economists. I have selected the following and added some links so that I could ‘get the joke‘. Economists would seem to be like politicians – well like the rest of us really – always able to rationalise a failed foresight with beneficial hindsight (listen to what Yoram Bauman says about macro-economists). To be fair to the economists, in the following one liners they are making fun of themselves. If you click on any of the links – you really might be an economist if:
A.P. Herbert AI Albert Haddock Banks blog book books budget budget deficit C.S. Lewis censorship Charles Dickens China Civil Service constitution Crime CRT cryptocurrency CWG debt deficit democracy economics education ethics EU euro fiat money Film France freedom of expression gdp government history human-rights internet J M Keynes language Law Ludwig Von Mises Margaret Thatcher Matt morality music Musical national debt New Labour NHS opinion parody personal PFI poetry police Police & Crime Commissioners politics Quantitative Easing research school Screwtape Sir Ethelred Rutt K.C. social-media Social Media Social Welfare statistics T.E. Utley taxation terrorism Thatcher UK Unemployment USA Victor Hugo war war on terror
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