July 11, 2012 Economist Joshua Gans explains how his plan to keep his children from spending their allowance on candy went awry — and how it offers a lesson for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Joshua Gans and his three children.
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July 6, 2012 It's really, really hard to create the right kind of economic incentives — even if you're a professional economist, and all you're trying to do is teach your kids to use the toilet.
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April 25, 2012 Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson says her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to twins tested her in ways that espionage never did. Now her kids are 12, but Plame Wilson continues to speak out about the
February 27, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of affirmative action, and the opinion page looks at single parenting. In the second hour, the author of Am I My Genes?, and what could work for Somalia.
January 11, 2011 Yet another debate about motherhood has erupted on the net, this time about the strict parenting of Chinese mothers. But do we have to keep comparing mothers to animals? Will there ever be time when a debate over fathers erupts in the same way?
September 10, 2010 Deadly sea captains! Rampant pollution! And other stories economists tell on the first day of class.
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June 14, 2010 It's the end of the school year. For children, that means summer fun. For parents, it is a whole other story. The program's host she's so busy she's writing song lyrics about it.
September 13, 2007 We'd packed the family minivan to capacity, with clothes, a mini-fridge, and extra-long sheets. After a 12-hour, 600-mile haul up I-81, we were in remote Ithaca (Gorges!), with several-thousand other families
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