Category Archives: Zombies

Vampire Freakonomics Redux

Originally posted on prior probability: Check out this fun Freakonomics podcast featuring economists Steve Horwitz and Glen Whitman as well as yours truly, and while you’re at it, why not check out the Economics of the Undead blog too?

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Costume contest

With pandemics on the mind, is the zombie costume too close for comfort? Nifty #Halloween #costume chart from @NPR — FATHOM+HATCH (@ppl_are_amazing) October 29, 2014 You can check out this interactive costume popularity chart here.

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Does the institution of slavery refute the Coase Theorem?

We think it does … because slaves by definition are unable to bargain for their freedom. Our colleague and good friend Glen Whitman says it does not … read his reasons and our objections to his argument in the comments section to … Continue reading

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Haitian Zombies and Slave Economics

Originally posted on Economics of the Undead:
This article on Haitian zombies, which includes a history of attempts to explain their existence in scientific terms, reminds us that zombie folklore is historically inseparable from slavery.  Haitian zombies were created not…

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