Those smart economists

In a previous post I commented on Everyday Economics, and revealed my (mild) disdain for economists who think they can explain everything.  Well, here’s another example from the New York Times.

But this time, I think they might have it right.  And I particularly like on the comments that asked if there was an equation to predict why we care about celebrities.  That’s been a question I’ve pondered for quite some time, and all I hope is that it would predict for me a “Celebrity Care Index” of zero!