The Undercover Economist Is Back

...can be found on the island of Yap, in Micronesia in the West Pacific. This coin, the rai, is a stone wheel with a hole in the middle. Some rai...

Bring Your Questions for Alex Stone, Author of Fooling Houdini

...like it so much I can’t put it down. That book is Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind , by Alex Stone. I...

Fooling Houdini Author Alex Stone Answers Your Questions

...Alex Stone, author of the excellent new book Fooling Houdini, was kind enough to take questions from blog readers – and there were some tough ones! Here are his...

How to Win Games and Beat People

...problem with that, as I know well having studied maths, is there are — angles, velocities, and spins are all based on a perfectly spherical stone in a frictionless environment...

Is Migration a Basic Human Right?

...the economic argument for open borders — although, let me warn you, the economist who makes the argument admits that it’s not so much about economics as morality. ALEX TABARROK:...

Questions About Twitter? Ask Co-Founder Biz Stone

...Joi Biz Stone Surely by now you have some questions about Twitter, no? Few other phenomena have entered the public consciousness so quickly and brashly, to be so rabidly...

Nurses to the Rescue!

...There was a large coalition. ROSALSKY: Hernandez, a Democrat, also had support from Republicans, like Senator Jeff Stone, who represents portions of Riverside County. Jeff STONE: I applaud Senator Hernandez’s...

Make Me a Match (Rebroadcast)

...you look at a distribution of stone tools around the Middle East and Europe, you find that long before the invention of agriculture, stone tools were moving thousands of miles...