Steven E. Landsburg

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

Everyday Economics
June 13 2003 4:37 PMWhy Jews don't farm.
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April 14 2003 1:33 PMThe case for looting.
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March 3 2003 9:22 AMIs Your Life Worth $10 Million?Nope. But your grandson's will be.
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Oct. 10 2002 1:17 PMPhony GenerosityEconomics Nobelist Vernon Smith's alarming discovery about human nature.
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June 27 2002 2:31 PMThe Great Banana RevolutionShould you peel bananas from the bottom up?
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March 25 2002 4:21 PMShort ChangedWhy do tall people make more money?
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Nov. 26 2001 2:40 PM$10 a FootShould we stop Paul Morgan from amputating his feet on the Web?
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Sept. 28 2001 3:00 AMFlying Pork BarrelsThe airline bailout enriches stockholders at the expense of taxpayers. 
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July 31 2001 3:00 AMMaking Your Tax Rebate PayWanna promote the general welfare? Here's what to do with your tax rebate. 
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May 31 2001 9:00 PMThe Readers Weigh InYour theories on why America is getting fatter.
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May 2 2001 3:00 AMWhy Are We Getting So Fat?A few theories on America's weight problem.
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March 13 2001 9:00 PMPutting All Your Potatoes in One BasketThe economic lessons of the Great Famine. 
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Jan. 4 2001 3:00 AMMicrowave Oven Liberation Household appliances, not Gloria Steinem, ushered women into the workplace.
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Nov. 1 2000 3:00 AMIf eBay Ran the ElectionWho would buy the votes and what would they pay? 
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Aug. 14 2000 9:30 PMThe Crazy Incentives of the Drug War You think it's designed to discourage drugs? Think again.
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May 19 2003 10:46 AMWe Find Ourselves … GuiltyShould we punish juries that get it wrong?
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April 9 2003 10:42 AMGreat Expectations?The war's going worse than expected. So what? Almost everything in life goes worse than expected.
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Dec. 9 2002 5:25 PMBeat on the BratThe economics of spanking.
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Aug. 28 2002 11:07 AMOne Small Step for Man …… and one giant leap for economists: How we figured out why people walk up staircases but not up escalators.
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June 4 2002 3:48 PMShut City Hall!The Supreme Court concludes that most government agencies should be out of business.
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Jan. 30 2002 4:12 PMClick, Clack, and Car TalkNPR's Tappet brothers are wrong about the societal costs of car phones.
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Nov. 6 2001 6:03 PMAfghanistan After the WarDon't give them democracy. Give them capitalism.
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Sept. 6 2001 9:00 PMSell Me a StoryTwo skyscrapers, built at the same time in the same block. One's much taller. Why? 
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July 9 2001 9:00 PMHey, Gorgeous, Here's a Raise!As for you fatties, we're cutting your salaries.
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May 25 2001 3:00 AMDon't Ask, Don't Tell Campaign-Finance ReformWould it make politics cleaner? I dunno.
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April 6 2001 3:00 AMWhy God Created Junk FoodThe rationality of Big Macs, cashews, and … unlimited sex appetites. 
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Feb. 8 2001 11:30 PMThe First One Now Will Later Be LastA foolproof method to shorten queues.
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Dec. 1 2000 8:30 PMWhy Men Pay To Stay MarriedAnd women pay to get divorced. 
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Sept. 14 2000 3:00 AMDon't Pay Down the National DebtIt's a great deal. 
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June 23 2000 9:30 PMThe NFL's Parity Perplex The salary cap is one of the mysteries of the universe



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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