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Topic: Marginal Revolution
Why are Australians driving less than they used to?

Why are Australians driving less than they used to?

Although there's a lot of variation across countries, westerners are generally driving less. There're lots of potential explanations but pinning down the key ones is proving hard

Is Melbourne better than Sydney?

Is Melbourne better than Sydney?

Sydney-Melbourne rivalry dates back to 1835 and there are still plenty who argue passionately that one city's better than the other. So is one really better? Or is it nonsense?

Can selection bias shoot down an argument?

Can selection bias shoot down an argument?

Urban policy is rich in opportunities for fallacious thinking – for example, surveys that purport to show huge latent demand for a particular mode of transport, but sample only users of that mode. So I’m always interested in new examples of where we can so easily go wrong. Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution recently provided a […]

Why do bankers make $quillions (and you don’t)?

Why do bankers make $quillions (and you don’t)?

There’s an interesting discussion going on in the blogosphere right now about how Wall St made and lost so much money in the noughties. It started yesterday our time when George Mason University economist and ‘the world’s most read economics blogger’, Tyler Cowen, announced that he’d written an essay on inequality in The American Interest. […]