How 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.
The Case for ForeclosuresOne family's sorrow is another's joy.
Save the Earth in Six Hard QuestionsWhat Al Gore doesn't understand about climate change.
One-Fifth of an AmericanHow much is an immigrant's life worth, exactly?
The Theory of the Leisure ClassAn economic mystery: Why do the poor seem to have more free time than the rich?
How the Web Prevents RapeAll that Internet porn reduces sex crimes. Really.
Starbucks EconomicsSolving the mystery of the elusive "short" cappuccino.
Xbox Economics, Part 2More reasons Microsoft isn't charging enough for the season's hot game console.
The Price of MotherhoodReady to have a baby? You'll earn 10 percent more if you wait a year.
No ReliefWhy we shouldn't aid Katrina's victims too much.
Vine Is MoneyWhy those fancy tomatoes cost so much.
Save and Save and Then Save Some MoreSocial Security is a red herring. Here's our real long-term problem.
Don't VoteIt makes more sense to play the lottery.
The Sin of WagesThe real reason to oppose the minimum wage.
The Economics of Faking OrgasmNo, really.
The Eligible-Bachelor ParadoxHow economics and game theory explain the shortage of available, appealing men.
Huckabee's Tax Plan Is BrilliantSo why is it getting trashed?
Sex, Sin, and StreetlightsParsing hypocrisy, courtesy of Bob Allen.
No Parking AnytimeWhy parking your car is more environmentally destructive than driving it.
Women Are ChokersStudies show they cave under pressure. Why?
How Much Should Hotel Web Access Cost?Sometimes it's free. Sometimes it's $20 a day. Why?
Do the Poor Deserve Life Support?A woman who couldn't pay her bills is unplugged from her ventilator and dies. Is this wrong?
The Great Xbox Shortage of 2005Why you can't buy the one present you really need.
Hurricane Relief? Or a $200,000 Check?I'd take the check, and so would most of Katrina's victims.
Is Housing Too Expensive? Blame the GovernmentMaybe zoning laws are causing the real-estate bubble.
Imagine Terri Were a Toaster …An economist considers the Schiavo case.
Bush's Tax Cuts Are Unfair ...To the rich.
The $100 Terrorist Insurance PlanA better way to screen airline passengers.
Feed the Worms Who Write Worms to the WormsThe economic logic of executing computer hackers.
Maybe Parents Don't Like Boys BetterA follow-up to the recent column about whether daughters cause divorce.