Sunday, June 05, 2005

Economics Needs More Monkey Prostitutes

Tyler Cowen draws our attention to the new Fryer paper on acting white; I especially enjoyed their construction of a "Spectral Popularity Index" for use in determining how grades affect social status.

Additionally, there are some funny tidbits in this week's NY Times magazine column by Levitt and Dubner, including the tale of the first monkey hooker. Instead of wasting my time with David Foster Wallace's reminiscing about tennis, I should really read Freakonomics.
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