A few days ago, Greg Mankiw posted this amusing dialogue about the unemployment rate, as if Abbott and Costello had to discuss it. Here is a tidbit of the exchange:
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. Keep reading this post...
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Thanks to U Chicago's Allen Sanderson for sending this along:COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.ABBOTT: Good "subject". Terrible "times". It's about 9%.COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?ABBOTT: ... Read Post