Phi Beta Cons

They Got Game

The Wash Post profiles the George Mason economics department, home of Walter Williams and other free-market luminaries. The occasion for the article is, well, you know. A truly great line, from reporter Neil Irwin: “Economists have game theory; the basketball players have just got game.” Also, a funny quote from the suddenly b-ball-crazy campus: “I don’t remember anywhere near this big a celebration when Vernon [Smith] won the Nobel Prize,” said GMU economics professor Alex Tabarrok.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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