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Mark Zuckerberg Donates 99% of Facebook Shares to Deadweight Loss Triangles

Every day, Zuckerberg reportedly reads the sections on negative externalities in "Principles of Economics, 7th edition" and gasps in horror.

After careful consideration, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that the recipient of his $45 billion donation will be deadweight loss triangles.

A student of Ec 10 in his freshman year at Harvard, Zuckerberg was reportedly deeply affected by the shaded triangles which represent economic inefficiency on graphs of supply and demand. “I can’t take it anymore—no trade should have to go unexploited like that. It’s just plain cruel,” said the internet tycoon.

Economists are hailing Zuckerberg’s donation as a victory for distorted markets all over the world. The shaded areas inside the triangles on these graphs have long been a neglected area of charity, consistently falling short to AIDS research and anti-malaria campaigns.

Professor N. Gregory Mankiw spoke proudly about his former pupil. “This is exactly what we want kids to take out of the class. Mark’s donation attests to the numerous real world applications and life changing effects of Economics 10a.”

At press time, Zuckerberg donated $500 million to the fight against inflation.


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