In a very engaging discussion on WSJ.com, Alex Tabarrok and Bryan Caplan, a pair of economists at George Mason University, show that Freakonomics is hardly the only place to find creative applications of economic research.
Our "Riding the Herd Mentality" podcast argued that one surprisingly effective way to encourage pro-social behavior is to... Read More
Michelle on Should Tipping Be Banned?
"Coming from a non-tipping country, I find it extremely uncomfortable to tip. I do not understand why the onus is not being put on the employer to adequately..." Read More
Alex in Chicago on Democracy: Should We Bother?
"Hard to say it was approved when "Soon after passage of the initiative in 2008, cost estimates almost tripled, ridership projections fell significantly,..." Read More
Olly Benson on Pricing at the British Library
"Julia is right and Daniel is wrong. UK registered charities can reclaim the tax on donations they receive, which generally is 25p in the pounds (although..." Read More