Economics and the mid-life crisis have much in common: Both dwell on foregone opportunities

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. . . . . . . . . . .Richard Posner should be awarded the next Nobel Prize in Economics . . . . . . . . . . . .

Saturday, June 18, 2005

More Amusing Convocation Stories

Every April, the Ivey Skool of Bizness at The University of Western Ontario holds a separate graduation ceremony for its MBAs, at which the University President presides. As each graduate goes through, kneels in front of the prez, and is hooded, the prez not only congratulates them, but he chats them up in fine fashion [he really is remarkable at making each student feel special].

He often asks, "What's next for you?" or something along those lines. Students usually tell him about their job offers, which can be eye-popping, or their prospects. Some of the other responses, however, have been
    • Golf this afternoon. Would you like to join us?

    • I don't know....maybe work a few years and then retire.

    • I have no idea. What's next for you?
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