An App for a New Kind of Holiday

...just as an excuse to share a nice bottle of wine.  For whatever reason, I loved discovering these additional, arbitrary moments of celebration and I decided it would be pretty...

End of Days: A Guest Post

...a subject of great interest to me, something we hope to address empirically in future writing: the cost/benefit dilemma of end-of-life medical care. End of Days A Guest Post by...

Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System: Full Transcript

...economic theory and modeling that happens in universities, and the practice of economics, out in the world. These days, he’s known as a globetrotting, poverty-fighting, economic superhero, an adviser to...

Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

...markets these days are pretty transparent and predictable and sensible. But the ticket market? BUDISH: This is a market that’s been screwed up for a long time. That’s Eric Budish,...

Our Daily Bleg: Help Honest Michiganders Get Their Camping Fix

...of July 16-17, one can make a reservation on January 16 for the two days. The maximum number of days a campsite can be reserved is 15. Experienced users will...

13 Days, 14 Homicides in D.C.

...A headline on the DrudgeReport reads “13 Days, 14 Homicides in D.C.” and links to a Washington Post story on the subject. It shows just how far we have...

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?

...It originally aired in November of 2014, but I think you’ll find it very relevant to the increasingly intense conversation we’re all having these days about education, and not just...

Why Larry Summers Is the Economist Everyone Hates to Love

...he spend his days? SUMMERS: I teach classes. I advise students on research, on their future. I write a blog on various aspects of public policy. I write economics research...

A Really Productive 12 Days

...the award only 12 days after he took office. Now F.P. Passport has taken a look at what Obama did in those 12 days to attract the attention of the...

Wine at the Opera

...(Photo: || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||) At the opera last night we pre-ordered a glass of wine for the first intermission.  We paid before...