Since it’s Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at what economists might say.
Several Federal Reserve Banks offered these possibilities:
San Francisco Fed
- “My love is elastic; my commitment too big to fail.”
- “Being with you hikes my pulse by several basis points.”
- “My initial projections never forecast someone like you would be in my next quarter.”
- “Your equation is deriving me crazy.”
- “Roses are red; A sign of true love; On that, no dissent; Whether hawk or dove.”
Meanwhile, economist Justin Wolfers suggested the following:
- “Like fiat money, our love is built on trust.”
- “I’ll be your lover of last resort.”
In addition, as economists, we know that sometimes a graph says it all:
Beyond the maximum, a dot outside the curve is usually impossible:
And here, we are avoiding diminishing marginal returns:
Or a cartoon comes in handy.
A cartoon can display the unlikelihood of increasing marginal utility:
Or a Venn Diagram could be an economic Valentine:
Our Bottom Line: Happy Valentine’s Day!
My sources and more: While some of our economic Valentines came from Freaknomics and xkcd, the cleverest examples were from Liz Fosslien. Also, in different ways, econlife has looked sent our Valentine’s message in the past, here and here. Please note that our featured image is from The Atlantic.