October 5, 2012 Should kids have cell phones? Cell phones are a powerful technology that have come, very quickly, to assume a very large place in our psychic lives. Should we protect our kids from this?
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.
July 8, 2012 TV gives you the best seat in the house. Yet televised sports are no substitute for actually being there Why? The answer has to do with the nature of human perception.
Joshua Gans and his three children.
courtesty Joshua Gans
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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Katy Read has a warning to would-be stay-at-home moms: Don't.
January 19, 2011 Katy Read quit her job to raise her two children. The time she spent with her boys was wonderful, but she says she's now broke, out of work and without any job prospects. Her advice to new moms: Stay at work.
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