Decision ’08: The potato or the cookie

By Tim Murphy

Posters in Stuart Hall–and all over campus–advertising the upcoming Latke–Hamantash debate are taking on a familiar motif. So much for “change versus more of the same.” It should be noted that Obama economics advisor Austan Goolsbee argued in favor of the latke at last year’s debate, against Matthew Stolper of the Oriental Institute. The crux of his argument:

The economics unequivocally demonstrates the superiority of the latke. But anybody who’s tried one pretty much knew that already.