Tiger Woods Booted From Econ Textbook

In what may be the nerdiest ripple effect from last year's scandal, Tiger Woods has been excised from the latest edition of Greg Mankiw's popular econ textbook, Principles of Economics.

Mankiw, a Harvard professor, used Woods to explain comparative advantage: It makes economic sense for Woods to pay the kid next door to mow the lawn, even if Woods can mow the lawn a lot faster than the kid.

The new edition replaces woods with Tom Brady. "I thought all the recent events surrounding Woods' social life might be distracting," Mankiw told the Harvard Crimson.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.