This week’s funnies are all about money and the men who manage it.
An entrepreneur, an engineer and a banker are traveling in the countryside. Weary, they stop at a small country inn. "I only have two rooms, so one of you will have to sleep in the barn," the innkeeper says. The entrepreneur volunteers to sleep in the barn, goes outside, and the others go to bed. In a short time they’re awakened by a knock. It’s the entrepreneur, who says, "There’s a cow in that barn. I’m a Hindu, and it would offend my beliefs to sleep next to a sacred animal." The engineer says that’s OK, he’ll sleep in the barn. The others go back to bed, but soon are awakened by another knock. It’s the enginee who says, "There’s a pig in that barn. I’m Jewish, and cannot sleep next to an unclean animal."
So the banker is sent to the barn. It’s getting late, the others are very tired and soon fall asleep. But they’re awakened by an even louder knocking. They open the door and are surprised by what they see… it’s the cow and the pig.
Economists have forecasted 9 out of the last 5 recessions…
Q: How many investors does it take to change a light bulb? A: None – the market has already discounted the change.
Economists do it with models. Econometricians do it with dummies.
Achieving free trade is like getting to heaven. Everyone one wants to get there, but not too soon.
A traveller wandering on an island inhabited entirely by cannibals comes upon a butcher shop. This shop specialises in human brains, differentiated according to source. The sign in the shop reads:
Artists’ Brains £9/lb Philosophers’ Brains £12/lb Scientists’ Brains £15/lb Bankers’ Brains £19/lb
Upon reading the sign, the traveller noted, "My those bankers’ brains must be popular!" To which the butcher replied, "Are you kidding! Do you have any idea how many bankers you have to kill to get a pound of brains?!"
Unemployment truism…An "acceptable" level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job.
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