David posted the below video of his talk at Middle Tennessee State University, on how economists helped end the draft. I haven’t watched this particular talk, but I’ve seen/read David on this topic before, and it’s really good stuff to help all of us think that maybe we can make a difference.
However, the real lesson here is what David does after his song. In his post, David says, “If you want to see me sing, go to the 30:20 point.” So naturally, that’s the first thing I did. What’s great is, look at how David just owns this crowd.
(1) He gets them to ask him to sing.
(2) He busts the kid for being asleep, thereby putting the whole room on notice that he’s watching.
(3) He does a slight little head bob at the end, letting them know, “Now’s the time when you all clap for me.”
This blog post isn’t a joke or something; I am being dead serious. This is the kind of stuff you have to watch if you want to improve your Econ Celebrity game.