I wonder if my last comment ticked him off?

Marginal Revolution: What are the most prestigious jobs?

But I can believe what comes in last — real estate agent.

Hmmm…I wonder if my comment on his Koran abuse opinions ticked him off?

Either that or we have the extremely odd case of a free market economist taking antitrust regulation as a useful thing rather than the usual textbook example of unintended consequences.

It’s important to read the article and not just what the b&^gger says. Mr. Cowen actually proved fellow Missourian Mark Twain’s comment on statistics. Real estate agents ranked last out of a list of 22 “occupations with the most prestige”. The implication of his comment with its link to an article about another Justice Department antitrust lawsuit at least was that real estate agents were monopolist scum. Then again, I’m a capitalist. And that is the same “Justice” Department that sent Martha Stewart and Mike Milken to prison. And if I were a monopolist, it would just mean that I broke the second rule of antitrust economics (from The Eclectic Econoclast):

(2) You must not win.

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