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Economics 101

My economics professor told the following joke in class, so you know some of them have a sense of humor and understand theirs is a dismal science:

A physicist, a chemist and an economist are stranded on an island, with nothing to eat. A can of soup washes ashore. The physicist says, “Lets smash the can open with a rock.” The chemist says, “Let’s build a fire and heat the can first.” The economist says, “Lets assume that we have a can-opener…”

Of course, you might want to hang out with them, because you might get lucky and score some Blue Light.

Alltop hopes that’s the invisible hand of the market touching it. Found the eco-joke at Prof. John D. Stiver’s pages, and of course the cartoon came from the delightful SMBC. Originally published August 2010.