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
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.
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Jan. 10 2008 12:05 PMHuckabee's Tax Plan Is BrilliantSo why is it getting trashed?
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Aug. 15 2007 11:51 AMSex, Sin, and StreetlightsParsing hypocrisy, courtesy of Bob Allen.
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April 19 2007 12:48 PMNo Parking AnytimeWhy parking your car is more environmentally destructive than driving it.
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Feb. 9 2007 1:06 PMWomen Are ChokersStudies show they cave under pressure. Why?
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Oct. 30 2006 2:22 PMHow the Web Prevents RapeAll that Internet porn reduces sex crimes. Really.
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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?
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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.
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July 29 2005 6:40 AMIs Housing Too Expensive? Blame the GovernmentMaybe zoning laws are causing the real-estate bubble.
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March 28 2005 3:27 PMImagine Terri Were a Toaster …An economist considers the Schiavo case.
Dec. 9 2004 2:18 PMWhat I Like About ScroogeIn praise of misers.
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Sept. 29 2004 11:58 AMDon't VoteIt makes more sense to play the lottery.
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July 9 2004 9:19 AMThe Sin of WagesThe real reason to oppose the minimum wage.
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March 19 2004 12:55 PMThe Economics of Faking OrgasmNo, really.
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Oct. 2 2003 9:29 AMOh, No: It's a Girl!Do daughters cause divorce?
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March 3 2008 12:48 PMThe Case for ForeclosuresOne family's sorrow is another's joy.
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Oct. 22 2007 7:44 AMSave the Earth in Six Hard QuestionsWhat Al Gore doesn't understand about climate change.
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June 12 2007 2:38 PMOne-Fifth of an AmericanHow much is an immigrant's life worth, exactly?
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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?
Dec. 20 2006 6:05 AMWhat I Like About ScroogeIn praise of misers.
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Feb. 1 2006 12:11 PMHow Much Should Hotel Web Access Cost?Sometimes it's free. Sometimes it's $20 a day. Why?
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Dec. 9 2005 6:33 AMThe Price of MotherhoodReady to have a baby? You'll earn 10 percent more if you wait a year.
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Sept. 7 2005 2:52 PMNo ReliefWhy we shouldn't aid Katrina's victims too much.
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May 25 2005 7:27 AMVine Is MoneyWhy those fancy tomatoes cost so much.
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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.
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Oct. 21 2004 7:20 AMBush's Tax Cuts Are Unfair ...To the rich.
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Aug. 4 2004 8:53 AMThe $100 Terrorist Insurance PlanA better way to screen airline passengers.
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May 26 2004 5:14 PMFeed the Worms Who Write Worms to the WormsThe economic logic of executing computer hackers.
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Oct. 14 2003 11:49 AMMaybe Parents Don't Like Boys BetterA follow-up to the recent column about whether daughters cause divorce.
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Aug. 4 2003 2:27 PMWhy do gays smoke so much?



Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 12:43 PM Occupy Wall Street How can Hillary Clinton be both a limousine liberal and a Saul Alinsky radical?
Sept. 23 2014 1:04 PM Which States Should Secede From the Union?
The Eye
Sept. 23 2014 11:33 AM High-Concept Stuff Designed to Remind People That They Don’t Need Stuff  
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 11:13 AM Why Is This Mother in Prison for Helping Her Daughter Get an Abortion?
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Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 11:48 AM Punky Brewster, the Feminist Punk Icon Who Wasn’t
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 10:51 AM Is Apple Picking a Fight With the U.S. Government? Not exactly.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 23 2014 11:00 AM Google Exec: Climate Change Deniers Are “Just Literally Lying”
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.