Timeless Equation: Econ. Professor + NY Times = EconoLOLs

A professor of economics and econoLOLs at the University of Texas, Austin, issued this gem in last Sunday’s NY Times.  Literally, arguing in favor of economic protection for “ugly” people due to the disadvantage they inherently carry.  Unfortunately, it is not surprising to witness an irrational analysis such as this from an economics professor at an American university, where serious scientific study of economics has long since been replaced with a feel-good narrative.

If you can bring yourself to read the article, go here…

If you cannot allow your eyes to be exposed to the entire piece, then take a whiff of its contents…

“Why not offer legal protections to the ugly, as we do with racial, ethnic and religious minorities, women and handicapped individuals…Economic arguments for protecting the ugly are as strong as those for protecting some groups currently covered by legislation. So why not go ahead and expand protection to the looks-challenged?” 

At some point, an economics professor sat down at his desk and penned this article and at another point a NY Times editor thought it a good idea to publish it.  That is the biggest econoLOL of all here.

We’ll leave you with a pic of a somewhat successful businessman who relied on his good-looks…

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