Throwing crap at economics

I know this has been around for a little while but I have thought about it and it is more complimentary than an insult. I’ll explain in a sec … but first the interview with Stephen Colbert and chemistry Nobel prize winner Peter Agre …

Colbert: “You said ‘anyone who grew up on a farm knows that evolution exists’. Ok, are you saying a monkey can milk a cow?”

Agre: “Well, if I can milk a cow I suspect a monkey as smart as I am can milk a cow.”

Colbert: “Are there monkeys as smart as you?”

Agre: “I’m sure there are quite a few, quite a few.

Colbert: “Oh really? mmhum. Do they give a Nobel prize for throwing your own faeces?”

Agre: “……..That’s the Economics prize, I think.”

You see, right there — he considers The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel a real Nobel prize. Legitimacy at last!