Market Power

Musings by an academic economist on the power of markets and the power over markets.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Where's My Dad Been?

If you've seen Adam Sandler's "The Waterboy", you may remember the last scene where Bobby Boucher has just married Vicky Vallencourt. To make a long story short, Bobby, the son of a very overprotective mother, finds success on the college football field. In the last scene, Bobby's long-lost father shows up to restart a relationship with his son. Of course, the father's motives are less-than fatherly. He expects his son to be a star in the NFL and he wants a piece of the action.

So why am I bringing up "The Waterboy"? Read this column by Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star and you'll see why.

Sometimes life imitates "art".