guest post by Burstein!
One of the joys that I have always found in a well constructed comic was not merely the joy of the narrative and art, but also where the story brought my imagination. As a geek with a slight familiarity with economics, I have often found myself reading comics and thinking about the challenging of composing actuarial models for things like the risk of having your car smashed by the Hulk. (Seriously, I got into a shouting match with someone once over the advantages of a publicly financed model over private-hero insurance.)
However, they have so so many other lovely posts at that beautiful intersection between graphic art and the dismal science, such as:
- The economic impacts if super geniuses chose to produce technology rather than take over the world.
- What would happen if Magneto entered the construction industry.
- Where does the Canadian government get the money from to keep making super-soldiers?
- Unionizing New Krypton
- and, of course, Insurance for Superheros
This blog is seriously required reading for all comic-book and econ-geeks.