Our Daily Bleg: Did Clint Eastwood Really Say “Read My Lips”?

Last week we asked you for bleg requests — i.e., questions that the Freakonomics readership could collectively answer well. You responded with vigor, and we’ll turn “Our Daily Bleg” into...

Our Daily Bleg

What’s a bleg? A bleg = blog + beg — i.e., using a blog to beg for information. (This is not to be confused with the Dutch beleg — which...

Our Daily Bleg: Why Do You Vote?

We received an interesting bleg from Martin Saavedra, who is studying international economics and finance at the Catholic University of America and plans to start an economics Ph.D. next fall....

Our Daily Bleg: What Quotes Do You Want Me to Trace?

Our resident quote bleggar Fred Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations, is back with another request. If you have a bleg of your own — it needn’t have...

Our Daily Bleg: Some Good Parking Solutions, Please

We like to give readers the chance to ask their own bleg — i.e., to use this blog to beg for ideas or information. Here’s an interesting one from a...

Our Daily Bleg: What to Do About Too Much Data?

A reader named Evan Schumacher wrote in with an interesting bleg. (Read about blegs here and send your own here.) Tucked inside his bleg is the part that tickled me...

Our Daily Bleg: One More Call for Wit and Wisdom

Here’s the most recent guest bleg from Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations. His past blegs can be found here. Last week I blegged for examples of...

Our Daily Bleg: Did I.B.M. Really See a World Market “For About Five Computers”?

you all can help him out. (As always, feel free to send us your own bleg requests here.) Our Daily Bleg by Fred R. Shapiro Last week I blegged, seeking...

Our Daily Bleg: Does “640K” Really Belong to Bill Gates?

keep blegging for quotes here on Thursdays. (You can send your own blegs to: bleg@freakonomics.com.) Here’s his next request: Our Daily Bleg by Fred R. Shapiro There seems to be...

Our Daily Bleg: What’s a Concerned Citizen to Do?

We received this good and heartfelt bleg from Jim Farmer of Chattanooga, Tenn. Don’t let him down. And send your own blegs here. Although my wife and I are very...