Sunday, 5 July 2009

Incentives matter: movie file

From David Henderson at Econlog, Favorite Economics Dialogues in Movies:
Here's one of mine, from Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window. It's about one of the most important things economics deals with--incentives. Lisa (played by Grace Kelly) and Jeff (played by Jimmy Stewart), are listening to a man in another apartment play one of his songs on a piano:

LISA: Where does a man get the inspiration for a song like that?
JEFF: From his landlord -- once a month.

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