Economics And Bling

Bruce Bartlett relays the tale of fellow economist who had the News Hour with Jim Lehrer cancel on him because "another economist [was] prepared to make his points in the form of rap." The juicy part of the cancellation e-mail:

We just learned that Russ Roberts, a professor of economics at George Mason University, who was our second choice for the anti-Keynes position, is shooting a rap video about Keynes and Hayek next week in New York. He has written the lyrics (they are quite good), hired rappers and musicians, and tapped professional music video producers -- there will be bling, babes, limos, the works.