The Car Talk duo is wrong about car phones.

How the dismal science applies to your life.
Jan. 30 2002 4:12 PM

Click, Clack, and Car Talk

NPR's Tappet brothers are wrong about the societal costs of car phones.

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Or maybe not. The AEI-Brookings study is hardly the last word on the matter. Maybe a more thorough study, with more precise numbers, will show that a cell phone ban does make sense. Or maybe the next study will confirm what Hahn and his colleagues believe. Either way, Click and Clack won't trouble themselves to read the next study. Their minds are already made up.

Steven E. Landsburg is the author, most recently, ofMore Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics. You can e-mail him at armchair@landsburg.com.