Back to School

Levitt and I are off to give a lecture this afternoon at Colgate University. I know that Colgate is a very fine school but I have to admit that I always think of it as the alma mater of the athlete/ humanitarian/ democracy-lover Adonal Foyle, whom I’ve been reading about in the New York Times for years. He has always fascinated me, and I believe he is the only N.B.A. player whose website features a book club, and also a Poetry Corner, with poems by the Foyle himself. (Here is a nice little piece on Foyle by John Mandle, his adopted brother, on the Crooked Timber blog.)

If you happen to be a Colgate student, or in the neighborhood, stop by today and say hello.


Dave Bing

Foyle is pretty good, but have you checked out Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards? He published a book of poetry: "More Than An Athlete" (http://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Athlete-Poems-Thomas/dp/0965830896) and although I don't think he has his own website, he writes for The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/etan-thomas/).

Looks like Central New York is producing the best NBA poets!

AdamRuby

Go (RED) RAIDERS!!! Today is Colgate Day...

AR '04

Radio Free

Saw Steven and Stephen at 'Gate today. Economist as rock star; who'd have thunk it? They had a crowd the size of the ones that used to show up to see Adonal Foyle when he played here. GREAT lecture. Nice to have 'em in town; wish the weather had been better for them.

Character0

I just want to say that I really enjoyed the lecture, you both speak very eloquently. I wish I has come earlier in the book signing so that I could have chatted a little longer, but at least I got to ask Mr. Levitt about whether he remembered the song "Girl Your Marginal Benefit Is Far Greater Than Your Marginal Cost" at the end in passing. While I am not an economics major, and I also have certain deficiencies in math, I found your book really intriguing and accessible. Thanks again for taking your time to travel to middle-of-no-where upstate NY.

Mike S.

Dave Bing

Foyle is pretty good, but have you checked out Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards? He published a book of poetry: "More Than An Athlete" (http://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Athlete-Poems-Thomas/dp/0965830896) and although I don't think he has his own website, he writes for The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/etan-thomas/).

Looks like Central New York is producing the best NBA poets!

AdamRuby

Go (RED) RAIDERS!!! Today is Colgate Day...

AR '04

Radio Free

Saw Steven and Stephen at 'Gate today. Economist as rock star; who'd have thunk it? They had a crowd the size of the ones that used to show up to see Adonal Foyle when he played here. GREAT lecture. Nice to have 'em in town; wish the weather had been better for them.

Character0

I just want to say that I really enjoyed the lecture, you both speak very eloquently. I wish I has come earlier in the book signing so that I could have chatted a little longer, but at least I got to ask Mr. Levitt about whether he remembered the song "Girl Your Marginal Benefit Is Far Greater Than Your Marginal Cost" at the end in passing. While I am not an economics major, and I also have certain deficiencies in math, I found your book really intriguing and accessible. Thanks again for taking your time to travel to middle-of-no-where upstate NY.

Mike S.