Explaining Economics with The Simpsons

In a conversation with Tom Woods, Beloit College Prof. Joshua Hall discusses a book of essays he edited called, “Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics.” Remembering the episode where Homer Simpson applies for health insurance–where he fills in “3” for the number of heart attacks he’s had, crosses it out and writes “0,” only to explain that he thought the item asked for the number of brain hemmorhages he’s had–Hall and Woods share their mutual appreciation for the longest running television show in history while discussing why Hall opted to edit a collection of essays rather than write a book himself.2195379725_2ffd27f4e4_z