Sunday, April 03, 2005

Fallacy 2

In response to my earlier question, David has suggested that we refer to the fallacy as "the fallacy of the unclaimed dollar." It comes from a joke:

Two economists are walking down the street. One sees a dollar lying on the sidewalk, and remarks on it. The other economist scoffs, and tells the other that his mind must be playing tricks on him. "If there were a dollar there, someone would have picked it up!"

It is my hope that, years from now, someone will credit Law, Legislation, and Lunacy for the naming of the Fallacy of the Unclaimed Dollar.

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