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Vampire Freakonomics Redux
Originally posted on prior probability:
https://twitter.com/freakonomics/status/528547453524803585 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?
Posted in Economics, Zombies Tagged Economics of the Undead, Rape, Vampires 116 Comments
With pandemics on the mind, is the zombie costume too close for comfort? Nifty #Halloween #costume chart from @NPR pic.twitter.com/Xphlr15wOV — FATHOM+HATCH (@ppl_are_amazing) October 29, 2014 You can check out this interactive costume popularity chart here.
Posted in Culture, Uncategorized, Zombies Tagged Costumes, Halloween, Markets Leave a comment
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
Posted in Economics, Law, Zombies Tagged Coase Theorem, Slavery Leave a comment
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…
Posted in Economics, Law, Uncategorized, Zombies Tagged Bargaining, Coase Theorem, Haiti, Slavery 1 Comment