My Colleague Casey Mulligan in The Times: There Is No Reason to Panic

I love the Op-Ed piece by my colleague Casey Mulligan in today’s New York Times. He very clearly lays out economic arguments as to why things are just not that bad. He concludes as follows: So, if you are not employed by the financial industry (94 percent of you are not), don’t worry. The current […]

Freakonomics in the Times Magazine: Why Vote?

In the Novermber 6, 2005, Freakonomics column in the New York Times Magazine, Dubner and Levitt take an age-old problem - complaints about low voter turnout in U.S. elections - and stand it on its head. That is, instead of wondering why so few people bother to vote, they ask why so many people vote. The answer may surprise you. This blog post supplies additional research material.