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Freakonomics: Just Another Thing to Sh*t On

Although I’ve written a fair amount for magazines and newspapers, I always believed an inevitable drawback of such work was that today’s article became tomorrow’s bird-cage liner. That may be why this photograph is somewhat disheartening: by writing books, I thought I had escaped the whole write/read/poop cycle. The photograph may also represent some sort of cosmic payback for our article about all the uncollected dog poop in New York.