Wednesday, March 18, 2009
How would you help the unemployed?
Greg Mankiw tells us that Jay Leno decided to put on a show in Detroit to help the depressed area, and put up free tickets so that unemployed people can get to see him. Some enterprising unemployed chappie took the view that Jay Leno won't put food on their tables, so got a free ticket and stuck it on eBay. Last we heard, a ticket was going for a heady $800.Now, if you were Jay Leno, seeing some unemployed folks taking the opportunity to make a few hundred dollars by selling something which was of little value to them but much value to someone else, what would you do?Yep. He requested that eBay pull the listings, which they have since done. Help for the unemployed, indeed.(Thanks: Netsmith.)