Creative Destruction

March 31, 2006

Economics Joke

Filed under: Economics — Robert @ 5:17 am

Two economists are walking along the street. One of them spies a $100 bill lying on the pavement, and leans down to retrieve it. The second one restrains him. "Don't be ridiculous, John! If that were really a $100 bill, someone would already have picked it up."

Via Asymmetrical Information.

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3 Comments »

  1. Better the thought of a hundred dollar bill than no hundred dollar bill at all.

    I could turn this into a Matrix-style red-pill/blue-pill line, but that’s been overdone.

    Comment by offcolfax — March 31, 2006 @ 6:35 am | Reply

  2. The hundred dollar bill is a spoon?

    Comment by Adam Gurri — March 31, 2006 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

  3. […] Posted by Dr. JOCS on May 15th, 2007 Two economists are walking along the street. One of them sees a $100 bill lying on the pavement, and leans down to retrieve it. The second one restrains him. “Don’t be ridiculous, John! If that were really a $100 bill, someone would already have picked it up.” (via Creative Destruction) […]

    Pingback by How Economics Kills Entrepreneurship « Journal of Common Sense — May 15, 2007 @ 1:32 pm | Reply


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