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Professors are people too!

We did a little research on Dirk Mateer after we read this great quote of his in Valley Magazine: “I’m just a guy, teaching this class.”

Who is that guy, teaching that class though? You’ll find out more soon, but for now, we just wanted to post out a tremendous digital diamond in the rough. Did you know Mateer contributes to a blog best described as a hybrid of Rolling Stone and Freakonomics?

The blog is called ‘From ABBA to Zepelin, Led: Using Music to Teach Economics’– not the snapiest name but whatever. What the profs on the site do is phrase economic questions by using song lyrics as jumping off points. Don’t get it? Here’s an example post:

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Pretty cool if you ask us.

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