New view of 'stimulus package'

Last updated 12:21 07/03/2014
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STIMULUS PACKAGE: Timothy Taylor, the managing editor of the US Journal of Economic Perspectives, has found fame as an unlikely porn star.

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An American economist has given "stimulus package" a whole new meaning.

Timothy Taylor, the managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, has found fame as an unlikely porn star.

It all began when a video of one of Taylor's lectures was uploaded to adult website XVideos in 2011.

In the half-hour lecture, titled Hardcore Economics, Taylor explains the concept of the division of labour. The video, commissioned by textbook producer The Teaching Company, boasts a 100 per cent rating on the site.

It has been received appreciatively by some viewers, such as one who commented, "It took me 40 minutes and an extra rundown on the division of labour, but eventually I increased my firm's production all over the place."

Taylor failed to meet the demands of others, however: "When does the porn start, I'm near the end and no action yet?"

The middle-aged father of three and author of works such as In Defence of Outsourcing and Untangling the Trade Deficit said while he was unaware of his sideline career, he wasn't surprised by it.

"After all, the web is a big place, porn is a substantial chunk of it, and digital content is fairly easy to move," he told The Daily Dot.

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- Fairfax Media

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