Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is professor of economics at George Mason University and author of An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies.

Politics
Oct. 24 2012 4:01 PMWill Ohio State’s Football Team Decide Who Wins the White House?How politically irrelevant events—like a college football game—can determine who wins an election.
Books
Feb. 1 2008 7:29 AMWinter BooksWhat Slate is reading this winter.
Books
July 3 2007 7:24 AMSummer BooksWhat Slate is reading this summer.
Books
Nov. 1 2006 3:19 PMCan You Really Save the Planet at the Dinner Table?An economist's critique of The Omnivore's Dilemma.
Dispatches
April 21 2006 6:13 AMHas Cajun Cuisine Recovered?
Dispatches
April 18 2006 7:22 PMAn Economist Visits New Orleans
The Book Club
Sept. 7 2005 6:37 AMWhy It's Harder for White-Collar Workers To Find Jobs
Books
March 17 2008 12:11 PMWhat Slate's Reading This MonthBook reviews in 300 words or less.
Book Blitz
Oct. 31 2007 7:31 AMFall BooksOur take on this season's books.
Books
June 13 2007 3:37 PMNobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition—or Do They?A look at Nassim Taleb's The Black Swan.
Culturebox
May 15 2006 6:08 AMWhat Are Independent Bookstores Really Good For?Not much.
Dispatches
April 19 2006 1:52 PMBienvenido, Nuevo Orleans
Obit
March 2 2006 12:18 PMOctavia ButlerThe outsider who changed science fiction.
The Book Club
Sept. 6 2005 6:33 AMBarbara Ehrenreich Shows How Not To Look for a Job

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
  Life
Outward
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?