It's Funny Because It's True
By Bryan Caplan
My colleague John Nye says “Japan’s Phillips Curve Looks Like Japan” is the funniest paper ever published in economics. I think I prefer Alan Blinder’s “The Economics of Brushing Teeth.” But I’m enough of an egomaniac to present for your consideration my own Gilbert and Sullivan parodies (here and here), written but never performed for Princeton Econ’s Christmas party. You decide.