Economist Jokes

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    An engineer, a physicist, and a lawyer were being interviewed for a position as chief executive officer of a large corporation. The engineer was interviewed first, and was asked a long list of questions, ending with "How much is two plus two?" The engineer excused himself, and made a series of measurements and calculations before returning to the board room and announcing, "Four." The physicist was next interviewed, and was asked the same questions. Again, the last question was, "How much is two plus two?" Before answering the last question, he excused himself, made for the library, and did a great deal of research. After a consultation with the United States Bureau of Standards and many calculations, he also announced, "Four." The lawyer was interviewed last, and again the final question was, "How much is two plus two?" The lawyer drew all the shades in the room, looked outside to see if anyone was there, checked the telephone for more...

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    A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.
    The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?"
    The mathematician replies "Four."
    The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says
    "Yes, four, exactly."
    Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The
    accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."
    Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?"
    The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"

    An economic forecaster was known to have an horseshoe prominently displayed above the doorframe of his office. Asked what it was for, he replied "it is a good luck charm that helps my forecasts".

    "But do you believe in that superstition?" he was asked.

    "Of course not!" he said, "but it works whether you believe in it or not."

    There are two types of economists:

    - those who cannot forecast interest rattes, and

    - those who do not know that they cannott forecast interest rates.

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