Affairs

Dear Economist, My wife knows that my conference-going activities enable me to carry on a long-standing affair. Now she has the opportunity to exact her revenge: I am continuing the dalliance at a conference abroad, but my wife says she plans to bring some girlfriends...

Keep it real – Undercover Economist

It stands to reason that distance is dead. Electronic communication is better and cheaper than it’s ever been. Sitting on the sofa just now, I used a cheap laptop computer to log on to my neighbour’s wireless network and order a free quad-band mobile phone that – I am...

Tap into America!

The US paperback edition of The Undercover Economist is out on January 30th, and to celebrate the event, my publishers are flying me all over North America. If you would like to avoid me, please steer clear of the following venues. If you would like to attend, snoop...

Review: The Soulful Science, Diane Coyle

Those who were not paying attention could be forgiven for thinking that popular economics writing began in 2005 with the publication of the wildly successful Freakonomics. At one stage last year, Freakonomics and my own offering were exchanging first and second place...

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