Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Torrid competition

Via Netsmith, it seems that whores do make the best teachers—of economics.
If there were a prize given for the best economics lecture at the University of Chicago in a year, I know who would have won it last year. I brought in a very high-priced call girl to guest lecture at my undergraduate Economics of Crime class. The next day, I asked my students whether they liked the lecture. More than one-third of them said it was the single best lecture they had attended in their four years of college. I had to agree with them.

Still, there's a big cash prize on offer if you can teach (economics) better than a call girl...

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