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
Check Vadim Liberman’s interview with me about The Price of Everything.
Is covered in the Huffington Post.
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
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
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
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
The New York Post finds some sticker shockers in The Price of Everything.
“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