Tyler Cowen

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

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.
Feb. 1 2008 7:29 AMWinter BooksWhat Slate is reading this winter.
July 3 2007 7:24 AMSummer BooksWhat Slate is reading this summer.
Nov. 1 2006 3:19 PMCan You Really Save the Planet at the Dinner Table?An economist's critique of The Omnivore's Dilemma.
April 21 2006 6:13 AMHas Cajun Cuisine Recovered?
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
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.
June 13 2007 3:37 PMNobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition—or Do They?A look at Nassim Taleb's The Black Swan.
May 15 2006 6:08 AMWhat Are Independent Bookstores Really Good For?Not much.
April 19 2006 1:52 PMBienvenido, Nuevo Orleans
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


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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Sept. 19 2014 5:03 PM White House Chief Information Officer Will Run U.S. Ebola Response
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Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
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.