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.
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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