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Here’s One Way to Keep Your Teenagers Out of Trouble

Have them play the National Economics Challenge, which sounds like Quiz Bowl with yield curves. Whatever you do, don’t send them to Times Square, where only 4 of 10 people on the street know who Steve Levitt is, but 8 of 10 know Jessica Simpson. (Honestly, I’d be shocked if as many as 4 of 10 random Americans could i.d. Levitt by name; the link above contains not a word about methodology; if indeed they’re right, I think he needs to start spending a little more $ on haircuts.)