Thursday, April 17, 2008

Contradictionary: Law and Economix

Law and Economix. n. The result of combining conventional concepts from two disciplines that depend on wrong assumptions about human nature and whose main purposes are social control rather than knowledge or justice.

Prescriptive note: One should use "economix" rather than "economics". This evokes the "Asterix" series of fantasy cartoons, as well as all those silly legal words ending in "-ix", such as "executrix" and "prosecutrix", not to mention "prolix".

Alligator with alligatrix
[Hat tip to Brian for this joke]

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