January 2011

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

The price of piracy

Piracy on the high seas is getting more expensive for shipping companies. The One Earth Future Foundation estimates that ransom payments to pirates rose to $5.5 million in 2010, on average, 60% more than in 2009. The average ransom in … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

The Price of Everything covered in The Conference Board Review

Check Vadim Liberman’s  interview with me about The Price of Everything.

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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

The price of conservatives’ faith-based reality

Is covered in the Huffington Post.

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The value of education

My colleague David Leonhardt at Economix analyzes new government data on pay trends for 2010. It was a pretty bad year for everybody. But the statistics underscore that an education remains as valuable as ever: the pay gap between college … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

The high price of ideology

In my recently published book, The Price of Everything, I propose that people –and societies– are hard nosed about their decisions, evaluating the costs and benefits of the options we face even in the most seemingly personal domains of life. … Continue reading

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Friday, January 14th, 2011

Should you work for free?

Remember when Google asked illustrators to design some cool new art for its browser, Chrome, for free? Some artists were swayed by the argument that exposure on Google amounted to valuable advertising for their work. But many were incensed that … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The price of John Lennon’s ghost

How much would you pay for basking in the aura of John Lennon’s former presence? On February 5, the British auction firm Bonhams will auction John Lennon’s first car, a blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which he bought … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The price of shoveling snow

You know what costs $25,000 an inch during the week and $35,000 on weekends? Plowing the snow from the streets of Danbury, Connecticut. Thanks to Stephen Dubner at Freakonomics for the pointer

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The Price of Everything in the New York Post

The New York Post finds some sticker shockers in The Price of Everything.

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The Associated Press review

“Eduardo Porter offers an engaging rumination proving the adage that everything has its price. And he means everything: work, women, even faith and the future, writes Laura Impellizzeri.  “While an elegant and enjoyable read, “The Price of Everything” is also … Continue reading

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