FREAK-est Links

  1. Is the Chicago law and economics program too successful?
  2. The Judgment of Princeton: more wine economics if you liked our wine podcast
  3. An elaborate bad customer service prank (video) from Belgium. (HT: Julian Morrow)
  4. Some ambient noise improves creative cognition. (HT: JCB)
  5. How Americans spend on alcohol: more at bars than at liquor stores.
  6. Will rising temperatures bring more violent crime?


Heat in itself doesn't cause violent crime, but increases the opportunity for violent crime because more people are outside. Once heat reaches unbearable levels forcing people to stay inside, you'll see that it falls. They key is having temperatures hospitable to outdoor activities.