Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Monty Python explains the "rational actor" model

The Merchant Banker sketch from Episode 30 of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (1972). The most analytically acute part of the sketch starts about a minute into the video clip, when a man turns up soliciting contributions for an orphanage.

(For a follow-up from 2012, see "Superman adopts the rational actor model".)  —Jeff Weintraub