Friday, February 23, 2007
Using Cows to Teach World Economics
The very cool Finch linked to a very cool Bloomberg article that uses cows to describe the world today.
You have two cows. China has 1 trillion cows. Guess who sets the price of milk?
You have no cows. You slap advertisements on everyone else's cows. The milk floods in. You use the proceeds to reinvent the cow.
Click here to read the rest and 'edumacate' yourself. Personally, I went to college to be a stock broker and ended up a Historian/International Relations nerd. Why? Because I sucked at economics. Sure, I understand the Supply vs. Demand concept, but after seeing the 1000th graph showing me yet another way Supply vs. Demand worked, I lost my sanity and fled to the sanctuary of the History Department, where everything you studied already happened.
Probably explains why I'm not a millionaire yet.
posted by El Capitan at 9:29 AM
And what about Chik-fil-A using cows for all of their advertisements?
Business in general was always over my head - accounting, economics, marketing...all of it.
I guess that's why I got a journalism degree.
"3. I swear, by my cow and my love of it, that I will never milk for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to milk for the sake of mine."
Heh...lots more referenced here.
I never get tired of Two Cows jokes!
Ha! I went to college to be a computer science major, had a slight detour into business, and then quickly ran to the safe havens of polisci and history. I like my textbooks to be filled with words, not graphs and equations.12:31 PM