Friday, February 29, 2008

Economics and Sex

My favourite Tyler Cowen quote so far, on what he thinks of new popular economics books.

Popular economics books reveal their true colors most clearly when they talk about sex. In Freakonomics sex is not holy but rather sex and reproduction lead to the birth of criminals...For Harford sex is a slightly naughty pleasure, and a pleasure to be mocked, but at least it is a real pleasure; this American reviewer again cannot help seeing the British tinge of his work.

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