On the bandwagon with Freakonomics. Thinking about things from an economic standpoint — i. Which can be fun if you do not take it too seriously Steven E. Landsburg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.
More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics
Landsburg wrote a regular column for Slate magazine called Everyday Economics. At a given bar on a given night, he wrote, these disease-free singles would then make the pool of sexually active adults safer. The article was based largely on an academic paper by another economist, Michael Kremer, theorizing that the spread of AIDS could be slowed in England if everybody with fewer than about 2.
A witty and razor-sharp look at the many ways our individually rational decisions can combine into some truly weird collective results—and some hilarious and serious ways to fix just about everything. In recent years, a band of economists has broken away from the charts and graphs of college textbooks, and begun to explain ordinary behavior in plain and often entertaining English. Now he is back, and more provocative than ever.