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 armchair@landsburg.com.

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.
Holidays
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?
Recycled
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?

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