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Today, I Am a Lawbreaker: A Freakonomics Contest

Yesterday, and for much of the past year, I regularly did something that was perfectly legal.

Starting today, if I do the same thing, I am breaking a New York State law.

What is it that I’m doing?

The first correct answer earns a signed copy of SuperFreakonomics or a piece of Freakonomics schwag. Read More »

Just in Time for Christmas: Free Autographed Bookplates

If you’d like to turn your garden-variety copy of SuperFreakonomics (or Freakonomics) into a nifty autographed copy that suddenly seems much more gift-appropriate, you can sign up here for a free bookplate that is hand-signed by Levitt and Dubner. If all goes well, the Freakonomics elves will dispatch your bookplate via mail in plenty of time for the holidays. It’ll look something like this: Read More »

A SuperFreakonomics Quiz: Name This University of Chicago Alum

I ran into someone the other day whom I had never met and who fit the following five criteria:

1. He/she attended the University of Chicago.
2. He/she is still alive.
3. He/she is a whole lot smarter than I am.
4. He/she is a whole lot more famous than I am.
5. He/she is even more controversial/notorious than I am. Read More »

Freakonomics Quiz: Doonesbury Logic

Here a pretty simple puzzler. Find a mistake in Alex’s logic? Read More »

A SuperFreakonomics Counting Contest

The mother of all deadlines fast approaches: our new book, SuperFreakonomics, is due to be published on October 20. In the meantime, how about a little contest?

Think of it as a guess-the-number-of-jelly-beans-in-a-jar contest except in this case the jar is infinitely expandable, and the jelly beans don’t yet exist. Read More »

Paved With Good Intentions Contest: The Winner

It was an extremely close race, but t paciello, come on up and thank the academy. The readers voted your ode to the horrors of the Cross Bronx Expressway as the best description of the worst in American transportation. For your victory, you will receive a piece of Freakonomics schwag. Read More »