Superman’s Comparative Advantage

July 13, 2006

In what other ways could Superman use his amazing abilities? Robert Murphy has some suggestions in Superman Needs an Agent. Here is a sample:

Yet the economist can push the analysis much further, for ultimately Superman is a worker with incredible productivity. That is, Superman has valuable skills that other workers lack, and potential employers would be willing to pay dearly for his services. Considering just the feats chronicled in the first four Superman movies (i.e., the ones starring Christopher Reeve), the following are plausible jobs that Superman could perform…

Click the link for more, including possible jobs and a discussion of whether Superman is wasting his time saving kittens. It’s an entertaining read.

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