Tim Harford The Undercover Economist

Articles published in October, 2003

Warranties and risk aversion

Dear Economist,

My wife and I can never agree about buying extended warranties. She says they’re a waste of money, I say better safe than sorry. Isn’t it just a matter of opinion?

— R.A., Taunton

Dear R.A.,

Needless to say, your wife is quite right…

Continued on the FT website – subscription required.

18th of October, 2003Other WritingComments off

The real curse of oil

This piece was published at Open Democracy – it’s closely based on the FT Comment piece, “Iraq’s oil wealth must flow straight to its people”, below. But this piece is a little longer.

The real curse of oil

17th of October, 2003Other WritingComments off