Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Wonder if there are Economist flies?

A great news story, you may have seen it elsewhere..... Excerpt:

The flies "dive-bomb" the fire ants and lay eggs. The maggot that hatches inside the ant eats away at the brain, and the ant starts exhibiting what some might say is zombielike behavior. "At some point, the ant gets up and starts wandering," said Rob Plowes, a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin.

The maggot migrates into the ant's head, Plowes said. Eventually, there is no brain left in the ant, and it starts wandering aimlessly, Plowes said. The wandering stage lasts about two weeks. About a month after the egg is laid, the ant's head falls off and the fly emerges ready to attack any foraging ants and lay more eggs.

Made me wonder if there are economist flies. No, really. This would explain why both Larry Summers and Paul Krugman, both really smart and really good economists, have been making no more sense than idiot zombies for the past six months now.

I guess we will know if their heads fall off.


Bastiat's Ghost said...

You left out Brad DeLong you ethics free Republican hack you

Anonymous said...

ouch, that was harsh!

Tom said...

I accept Mungowitz's assertion that Krugman is (er, make that was) intellegent. His recent writings are proof that there is some kind of brain parasite afflicting economists.

"Hurricans are better judges of when to rebuild business infrastructure than business owners are." (okay, that was a paraphrase) ...just as if there had never been a broken window!