Finance: Research, Policy and Anecdotes

Happy Holidays

Last post for 2016.  Let's end the year on a lighter note:

 

From the the Devil's Financial Dictionary 

ECONOMIST, n.  A professor who studies the interaction of people, goods and money in a chaotic world. To do so, the economist applies mathematical tools that are the equivalent of using a ruler and a stopwatch to measure the movement of matter in a particle accelerator, where the velocity of subatomic particles can approach the speed of light. The painstaking measurements taken by the economist enable him to make powerful predictions about the future behavior of the ruler and the stopwatch.

And for academics who are thinking of working with tech start-ups: