Shock: Economists can damage your health

[…] my allergy to economists [is] on moral, ethical, religious, and aesthetics grounds.

Indeed, my allergy can be physical: recently, on a British Airways flight [...] between London and Zurich, I found myself seated across the aisle from an Ivy League international economist dressed in a blue blazer and reading the Financial Times. I asked to be moved and preferred a downgrade, just to breathe the unpolluted air of economy class. My destination was a retreat in the Swiss mountains [...] and I wanted nothing to offend my sensibility.

This is best-selling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, more here. And may I also add that we drink from the carton.