The Economy and the Economics of Everyday Life - Economix Blog Jared Bernstein is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington and a former chief economist to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Many War on Poverty analyses, including my own, invoked increased inequality as a factor keeping poverty rates higher today than would otherwise be the case.
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Planet Money Americans have very little choice over their cable Internet provider. This is largely because of a decision made 12 years ago, when the U.S. went one direction and the rest of the world went another. Radio A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves.
Going as far back as Andrew Weiss’s survey paper , there are various attempts to argue that the two theories make the same predictions about earnings and education. A randomly elevated individual will earn more money but is this from having learned more or from being pooled with a more productive set of peers? To explore this, let’s pursue the very good question asked by Bryan Caplan : Marginal Revolution
What do pornographers know that we don't? Namely, how to convince people to have sex on camera for not much money? I'm not talking about big name stars working for the major studios - I consider that the porn version of making it big in the music industry. What I'm curious about is the bar band or even open mic level equivalent. There's a lot of "amateur" / "reality" porn out there, of the casting couch/sex-in-a-van/what if I gave you $500 and your boyfriend could watch variety. How do they get them on the B*ngBus?
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Steven D. Levitt is an economist. Stephen J. Dubner is a writer. They co-authored Freakonomics , a book about cheating teachers, bizarre baby names, self-dealing Realtors, and crack-selling mama’s boys. Freakonomics