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Is Economics the oldest profession?

     
1:54 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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A farmer, architect, and economist were debating whose profession was the oldest.

The farmer pointed out the fact that Adam and Eve and their sons were farmers.

The architect then related how the Master Architect hung the planets and the stars and created order out of chaos.

The architect looked smugly at the economist who just shrugged his shoulders and said, "who do you think created the chaos?"

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2:25 am on Feb 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Lawman, I think you have been duped. The version I am aware of ends with this tag line.

"The lawyer said that law was the oldest profession. After all, who do you think created chaos?"

Hehehehe.

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Aw shucks ma'am, we don't want to take credit for everything. Besides, lawyer jokes are a dime a dozen. But how many economist jokes have you heard?

Hey, here's another one:

If you took all the economists in the world and put them in a straight line, they'd all be pointing in a different direction.

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Here's another:

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.
The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"

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So the economist got hired as an accountant?

Over here they do that to get a job in politics.

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Over here (UK) you go to the right school/university to go into politics

Unless you actually want to run the country, in which case you join the Civil Service ;)

Anyone been watching "Yes Minister"?

lawman : have you seen the dancing lawyers site? I can try to dig up the URL if not

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the economist ... just shrugged his shoulders and said, "who do you think created the chaos?"

And yea verily, God was annoyed at the economist's cocky attitude, and sentenced him to an eternity of running the Federal Reserve in the immortal form of Alan Greenspan.

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Isn't the very fact that one considers themselves an Economist a bit of esoteric humor?
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Hey, I thought all you had to do to ascend to a higher level of chaos was plug parameters into a Keynesian econometric model.

Any economists (or even amateur economists) who can enlighten us?

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How about a couple more:

An economist is a trained professional paid to guess wrong about the economy. An econometrician is a trained professional paid to use computers to guess wrong about the economy.

Bentley's second Law of Economics: The only thing more dangerous than an economist is an amateur economist!

Berta's Fundamental Law of Economics: "The only thing more dangerous than an amateur economist is a professional economist."

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Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"

Sounds like an Arthur Anderson accountant to me, not an economist.

 

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