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Correlation is not Causation from Simpson and Delilah

by AdrianFohr

This episode highlights one of the difficulties that economists face. That being that it can be difficult to tell what is causing variables to change. Sometimes it is very easy to tell what is causing variables to change. Mr. Burns attributes a fall in worker accidents to the increased availability of tar tar sauce. Mr. Smithers gives a more plausible explanation.

Correlation, Causation and Homer's Promotion

by AdrianFohr

In this clip, we see two variables change. However, just because two variables change doesn't mean that one variable is causing the other one to change. What is your history with economics? Take the survey: Economics and Me https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4HpaOu8LwzFUdsV

by AdrianFohr

Correlation, Causation and Homer's Promotion

This clip from the Simpson's illustrates one of the difficulties that economists face. That being that it can be very difficult to tell what is causing two variables to change

from the Simpsons: Simpson and Delilah (1990)
Creator: Matt Groening
Posted by AdrianFohr
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