"There Ain't No Such Thing as Free Lunch" (1938)

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Mar 2 21:08:57 UTC 2009

Well ... don't leave us hanging; what's the joke?

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--- On Mon, 3/2/09, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> From: Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
...I report that an
> article titled "Economics in Eight Words" in the
> El Paso Herald-Post, June 27, 1938, p. 4, used "There
> ain't no such thing as free lunch" as the punch
> line of an economics joke.
> Fred Shapiro

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