Economists are nerdy people. Magicians are nerdy people. You would think that the venn diagram for the two of them would surely include copious gray.
But Freakonomics author Steven Levitt wonders aloud why he’s never met one in his glowing review of Magical Mathematics…
It also got me thinking. I can’t name a single economist who has magic as a hobby or interest. I’m sure there are some, but it is extremely rare. Maybe love of magic among adults is just not very common, but I think it is something deeper. Whatever it is that makes someone like economics, I think it tends to make them not like magic.
So… why not ask the question here? Do you folks know any economists who also dabble in prestidigitation? Anyone extoll the virtues of the Invisible Hand using an Invisible Deck?