tisdag 17 december 2013

Turn the right corner in Sin City, and you can find anything...

Ur IMDB:s synopsis för How I Met Your Mother-avsnittet The Rebound Girl:
Robin gets to Marshall and Lily's place and tells them they can't move. She shows them what she was able to buy in New York at 4 a.m.: A bootleg VHS copy of a very popular Korean movie, a genuine Lenny Vintone purse, and the number of a man who can get her a kidney.
Robin gör här ett bra jobb med att förklara storstäders storhet - närheten till allt, och även noterbart att hela hennes exempel bygger på tillvaron utanför regleringar, precis som för övrigt Tyler Cowens mattips i Econtalk (som han dock kopplar till ett minus med storstadskärnor):
Russ: You have a chapter on barbecue. One of your favorite foods. You have three rules for good barbecue, which are: a barbecue restaurant should open early, should be in a small town, and go for the ribs, not the brisket. Why are those good rules?
Guest: If it's in a small town, the chance that they are skirting laws and regulations, or maybe the laws aren't there, are much higher.

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