A Cock-and-Bull StoryExplaining the huge rise in teen oral sex.
Hezbollah and the Prisoner's DilemmaCan game theory solve the Israel-Lebanon war?
The Case of the Unpaid Parking TicketWhy some people cheat, and others don't.
Buy! Buy! Buy! Sell! Sell! Sell!The rational explanation for stock market frenzies and crashes.
Risky BusinessShould you ever buy rental car insurance?
Confusion PricingWhy cell-phone plans are so hard to understand.
Fire Grandpa! Hire Junior!Why older workers are paid way too much, and younger workers way too little.
I Do, I Do, I Do, I DoThe economic case for polygamy.
The Mystery of the Rude WaiterWhy my favorite restaurant employs such a churlish lout.
The Preservation ParadoxWhy conservation laws can kill the animals they're supposed to protect.
The Chocolate WarCan schools successfully ban candy? An economist doubts it.
World Cup Game TheoryWhat economics tells us about penalty kicks.
The $10,000 Light Bulb …Or, why it's so hard to measure inflation.
If Life Gives You Lemons …Why you can never buy a decent used car.
There's Not Enough Money in PoliticsLobbyists spend $2 billion a year to influence Congress. Why so little?
Why New Orleans Won't RecoverAn economic explanation based on the Chicago Fire, the Kobe earthquake, and my CD collection.
Who's the Greatest Artist of the 20th Century?This economist has figured out the answer.