For Universities Only: A Stimulating Thought on Stimulus Economics

February 5th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Whoever reads this first from a university, wins.  That’s how obvious the idea is.  The previous post calling for a new branch of study, Stimulus Economics, left out the obvious benefit to whichever university reads this posting first:  Money.  The university which is first to establish a sub-department of “Stimulus Economics” will find that this professorial chair is endowed by well-heeled but panicked alumni in no time, along with a research budget to explore solutions to the most pressing economic concerns in 80 years.

That university will also reap an immediate bonanza in visibility and be first in line for grants.  I will happily seed the first university to do this with a $10,000 donation.

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2 Responses to “For Universities Only: A Stimulating Thought on Stimulus Economics”

  1. thoreaufan Says:

    great idea — I read your blog regularly now, thanks to the pennies protest, and you always come up with the great ideas. I might add that whoever does this first will also be able to get grant money. This is a problem which MUST be solved and is both the most important economic issue of our era and also the least understood

  2. queerguyforthequeerguy Says:

    I used to read grants and whoever has shown that they have given this some thought BEFORE the grant proposal comes out will win the grant.

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