A 12-Step Program for Fuel Subsidy-aholics Hello, my name is Uncle Sam and I am a Fuel Subsidyaholic. I’ve been abusing Fuel Subsidies for 65 years and it is damaging my economy, my environment and my political relationships.
Freakonomics » We Once Had Self-Driving Cars The case for high speed rail.
Freakonomics » Will Florida’s Python Hunt Get Hit By the Cobra Effect? The cobra effect refers to a British cobra bounty that backfired, leading to an increase in the cobra population.
The Economics of For-Profit Prisons If the inmate count dips, sheriffs bleed money. Their constituents lose jobs. The prison lobby ensures this does not happen by thwarting nearly every reform that could result in fewer people behind bars. The idea that privatization increases the freedom in society is naive. It might, in some cases. Not […]
Goldman Sachs Stumbles: The End of the “Vampire Squid”? An increase in oversight coincidentally leads to less risky behavior. Goldman appears to be restructuring to invest more and speculate less. Again; purely coincidentally.
European women are still waiting longer to have children, but they’re having them at the same rate that they did a generation ago. In short, the initial period in the 1970s and 1980s when women waited to have children left a data set that might be more of a hiccup than a permanent population change. […]