Saturday 1 January 2011

Markets in everything: all you can eat edition

And we approach ever closer to Arrow-Debreu worlds. The interesting bit from this story wasn't that a morbidly obese woman is trying to become the world's largest woman. Rather, it's that she makes a living from folks who pay to watch her eat on her website.
She makes a living from being fat, getting paid to make public appearances and keeping a website where people can pay to watch her eat.
Nobody's willing to pay to watch scrawny economists eat.

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