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  • The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics

    Can economics be “sexy?” Steve E. Landsburg, who writes the “Everyday Economics” column for Slate Magazine, is doing his best to make it so. His new book is “More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics” (Free Press, 2007). Landsburg, who also teaches at the University of Rochester, will join us for the […]

  • Jamestown: The Real Story

    Four hundred years ago this month, 104 English colonists arrived in Jamestown, Virginia to establish the first permanent English settlement in North America. Despite incredible hardship and terrible odds, they (or at least a few of them) survived. We’ll explore the environmental changes they wrought and how these changes led to their ultimate success on […]