One of the better books I’ve read in the last year was Superfreakanomics. Authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner have a way of mixing interesting topics with legitimate points on the field of economics and more specifically incentives.
The New York Times hosts the Freakanomics blog, which is definitely worth a place in your favorite reader. Sure, I’m a little biased since I loved both books, but I’m sure you can find one or two of these posts interesting.
The Economics of Gold Digging is perhaps my favorite post from the blog. You’ll crack up when you read it, guaranteed.
The writers aren’t afraid to ask tough questions, wondering Why Women Are More Likely to Be Obese Then Men?
Continuing to pick on women, the authors wonder why women are so unhappy? It’s probably because none of them are dating me.
It turns out that presenting the controversial ideas from Freakanomics sometimes gets people into trouble.
Moving onto sports, why are most football sideline reporters women? I think it’s an excuse to get pretty girls for guys to look at.
The Miami Dolphins are experimenting with a new ticket pricing strategy that charges more for tickets in the shade.
The weirdest bubble you’ll read about today is discussed revolving around baseball cards in the late 80s to early 90s.
Sticking with baseball, this next post discusses the financial incentives to becoming a hall of famer.
There’s an interesting experiment going on in a test pilot in Arizona, teaching grade 8 kids about economics.
And finally, what can economists tell us about pre-marital sex? It turns out quite a bit.
There you have it. Make sure to read the comments of each post. Often times they’re more interesting than the post itself.