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Tyler's Superman Question

Tyler Cowen reminds us that the new Superman movie will soon be released.  I’m very eager to see it — as is my son, Thomas (who, by the way, celebrates his ninth birthday today).

Tyler asks:

Let’s say we had an altruistic and incorruptible Superman, how should he allocate his efforts to improve the macroeconomy? …. Yes he should save the world from evil madmen, but fighting ordinary crime hardly appears worth his trouble.

A good question and a good point.  It reminds me of my favorite scene in Superman I (starring Christopher Reeve and Marlon Brando) — a scene that was not released until it showed up in the DVD version of the movie, released in 2000.  I blogged on that scene here.


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