Larry David Teaches Christian Slater the Unwritten Rules of Hors D'Oeuvres Consumption [video]
From last night's Curb Your Enthusiasm: At a party, Larry David spots Christian Slater, who, considering his career lately, is indulging a little too heavily in the caviar. As Slater goes over his "allotment," Larry David tells him: "We have unwritten laws in our society... You take a little bit, and then you step away for twenty minutes, see what kind of action there is. If nobody's taking any, maybe take a little bit more. Step away again. So forth and so on." Perhaps we could all learn something from the wise Larry David.
Update: Apparently, according to Peter Martin, the economics correspondent for Australia's two leading newspapers, this video illustrates the work of Elinor Ostrom for which she just won an Economics Nobel Prize, about the "rules for managing common-pool resources." Go Larry David!