Golden Retrievers & Economists

Every time I start to think our family Golden Retriever, Raffy, is an actual person, he reliably does something to remind us that he’s  . . . very much not.

Like catch (and eat) a frog he found in our backyard, or — more horrifyingly the other week — killing a baby bunny rabbit (Raffy was actually quite proud of that accomplishment — and completely oblivious to his blood-streaked muzzle).

Somewhat similarly, every time I think economists are, umm, normal people . . . they do something like refer to clean air and water as “un-priced shared goods.”

As opposed to, say, “the key(s) to life on earth,” or “the essential building blocks for human civilization.” 🙂

See, “Silicon Valley Needs Regulation“; The NYT (9/11/2018).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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