Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! There is A Fantasy Economics League!

January 26th, 2014

On Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, during the bluff the listener section, the topic was three unlikely scenarios where someone yelled “I want (Paul) Krugman!”

The Ideas Fantasy Economics League allows econ geeks to put together a virtual economics department using real economists who score points through citations, number of downloads and other metrics. Think fantasy football with somehow, incredibly, even less sex appeal.

The contestant thought it was fake. It’s not. It’s real!

I invented Fantasy Supreme Court leagues long time ago.