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ImageA friend sent this photograph, with the following caption: “Don't let the recession take the flame out of your romantic lives!  There's always sunshine in Africa! Resourcefulness at its best.... Anything to keep the wheels turning!”

The picture and caption reminded me of the song “Girl, your marginal benefits…” which could be viewed as a painless way to learn microeconomics, or a quirky love song.


Shanta Devarajan

Teaching Professor of the Practice Chair, International Development Concentration, Georgetown University

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