"And the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Goes to…"

What do you mean “who cares?” An American won this time!

I actually encourage people to go into the field of economics as a profession, that way when they can’t find a job, at least they’ll know why they’re unemployed.

The prize went to Edmund S. Phelps…

…for explaining the relationship between inflation and unemployment, work that has had a profound impact on macroeconomic policy.

The 73-year-old Columbia University professor challenged prevailing views in the 1960s by developing a new economic model that has helped corporate and government leaders balance inflation and unemployment in decision-making.

Outling the correlation between inflation and unemployment is a little like describing the relationship between rum & cokes and car crashes. Talk about shooting fish in a barrel… but congrats to the Prof. nonetheless.

I still can’t believe I didn’t win for my piece, “Economics for Kidz.” Oh well, there’s always next year.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.