Why Study Economics

Q. At the Winter Olympics, NBC’s Bob Costas asked Harvard to reconsider gold medalist Joey Cheek’s application. Did Harvard change its mind?
—Julie Hillman, Eagle Mountain, Utah

A. No. But Joey, 26, was accepted by Yale, Princeton, Duke, Georgetown and Stanford. He’ll decide by the end of this month. He plans to study economics because, he tells us, “that’s what gets the chicks.”

From Walter Scott’s Personality Parade® (hat tip to Bernie Markstein).

It worked for me.