Everyday Economics
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Everyday Economics

True Crime Costs

Does every murder in the United States really cost society $17 million?

Oct. 13 2008 3:43 PMHow the Bailout Auction Should WorkHow much should the Treasury pay for distressed assets that nobody else wants? A Bils-Kremer auction could set a fair price.
March 3 2008 12:48 PMThe Case for ForeclosuresOne family's sorrow is another's joy.
Oct. 22 2007 7:44 AMSave the Earth in Six Hard QuestionsWhat Al Gore doesn't understand about climate change.
June 12 2007 2:38 PMOne-Fifth of an AmericanHow much is an immigrant's life worth, exactly?
March 9 2007 1:23 PMThe Theory of the Leisure ClassAn economic mystery: Why do the poor seem to have more free time than the rich?
Oct. 30 2006 2:22 PMHow the Web Prevents RapeAll that Internet porn reduces sex crimes. Really.
Jan. 6 2006 6:28 AMStarbucks EconomicsSolving the mystery of the elusive "short" cappuccino.
Dec. 21 2005 1:24 PMXbox Economics, Part 2More reasons Microsoft isn't charging enough for the season's hot game console.
Dec. 9 2005 6:33 AMThe Price of MotherhoodReady to have a baby? You'll earn 10 percent more if you wait a year.
Sept. 7 2005 2:52 PMNo ReliefWhy we shouldn't aid Katrina's victims too much.
May 25 2005 7:27 AMVine Is MoneyWhy those fancy tomatoes cost so much.
Feb. 18 2005 11:11 AMSave and Save and Then Save Some MoreSocial Security is a red herring. Here's our real long-term problem.
Sept. 29 2004 11:58 AMDon't VoteIt makes more sense to play the lottery.
July 9 2004 9:19 AMThe Sin of WagesThe real reason to oppose the minimum wage.
March 19 2004 12:55 PMThe Economics of Faking OrgasmNo, really.
April 9 2008 4:23 PMThe Eligible-Bachelor ParadoxHow economics and game theory explain the shortage of available, appealing men.
Jan. 10 2008 12:05 PMHuckabee's Tax Plan Is BrilliantSo why is it getting trashed?
Aug. 15 2007 11:51 AMSex, Sin, and StreetlightsParsing hypocrisy, courtesy of Bob Allen.
April 19 2007 12:48 PMNo Parking AnytimeWhy parking your car is more environmentally destructive than driving it.
Feb. 9 2007 1:06 PMWomen Are ChokersStudies show they cave under pressure. Why?
Feb. 1 2006 12:11 PMHow Much Should Hotel Web Access Cost?Sometimes it's free. Sometimes it's $20 a day. Why?
Jan. 3 2006 6:30 AMDo the Poor Deserve Life Support?A woman who couldn't pay her bills is unplugged from her ventilator and dies. Is this wrong?
Dec. 15 2005 6:09 PMThe Great Xbox Shortage of 2005Why you can't buy the one present you really need.
Sept. 22 2005 7:17 AMHurricane Relief? Or a $200,000 Check?I'd take the check, and so would most of Katrina's victims.
July 29 2005 6:40 AMIs Housing Too Expensive? Blame the GovernmentMaybe zoning laws are causing the real-estate bubble.
March 28 2005 3:27 PMImagine Terri Were a Toaster …An economist considers the Schiavo case.
Oct. 21 2004 7:20 AMBush's Tax Cuts Are Unfair ...To the rich.
Aug. 4 2004 8:53 AMThe $100 Terrorist Insurance PlanA better way to screen airline passengers.
May 26 2004 5:14 PMFeed the Worms Who Write Worms to the WormsThe economic logic of executing computer hackers.
Oct. 14 2003 11:49 AMMaybe Parents Don't Like Boys BetterA follow-up to the recent column about whether daughters cause divorce.