Andy Roddick's Economic Literacy
By David Henderson
Economist blogger Craig Newmark has linked to a hilarious Andy Roddick press conference. Roddick is so refreshing, answering questions honestly rather than doing the evasion and bulls**t that so many people at press conferences do. There’s something else to note in this one: Roddick’s economic literacy.
Here’s the relevant question and his answer:
Reporter: How much would you have paid in order to not have to come to the press conference tonight?
Andy: That’s about the best question that’s been asked. Well I can’t really say an amount because I would have gotten fined 20 thousand dollars [for not coming to the press conference]. So it would have to be less than that, right? If we’re thinking logically? But it wouldn’t be about the money. It would be about running away and not facing it. I would pay a lot of money if people would make stuff up and pretend I said it.