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J. Bradford DeLong, whom I should meet someday, presents A…
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J. Bradford DeLong, whom I should meet someday, presents A Brief Dialogue on Behavioral Economics (The Importance of Framing the Issue Properly), another funny "economists gettin' down" transcript in the tradition of his notes from the economics convention.
Includes the tense moment:
Hall: You shouldn't think about how much it cost while you drink it!
DeLong: Are you saying that I shouldn't have the preference function I happen to have?
As Leonard says, "Them's fightin' words!"