Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

...markets these days are pretty transparent and predictable and sensible. But the ticket market? BUDISH: This is a market that’s been screwed up for a long time. That’s Eric Budish,...

An Egghead’s Guide to the Super Bowl

...in applied mathematics and I also play football for the Ravens in the NFL. WINSTON: Eric Winston. I am a right tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals. Just finished my 11th...

Confessions of a Pothole Politician

...Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti(Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Confessions of a Pothole Politician.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or...

An Egghead’s Guide to the Superbowl (Rebroadcast)

...My name is John Urschel. I’m a Ph.D. student at M.I.T. in applied mathematics. WINSTON: Eric Winston. I am a right tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals… and I am the...

Eric Oliver on the “Bigot Belt”

...Eric Oliver is a colleague of mine at the University of Chicago. He is the author of the absolutely fantastic book Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America’s Obesity...

Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship?

...you’re saying that I’m pretty much entirely wrong? ERIC POSNER: No, partly wrong. Not entirely wrong. It depends what you mean. I think, if what you’re saying is, “Oh, don’t...

Is Eric James Torpy crazy? Maybe he is just better than you at computing Present Discounted Values

...The lawyers reached a plea agreement Tuesday for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his...

The Gas Tax Revisited: A Guest Post

...hurt much right now. (It’d be kind of like a SMarT Plan in reverse.) But as with all tax matters, things aren’t so simple. Eric A. Morris Eric A. Morris...