The Harvard Economics Department has added its name to the the very, very long list of Call Me Maybe knock-off video creators, a list that began lo those many months ago with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Should we give the professors credit for having heard of a popular song at all? Or do we deduct points because they came around to it a full six months after even Colin Powell managed to prove his worth by singing it on national television? The video is a notable contribution to the Call Me Maybe oeuvre not for any particularly creative twist on the genre, but more for featuring the (sketchy) lip synching skills of otherwise serious luminaries like Department Chair Greg Mankiw. We leave you to decide on a letter grade for them:
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