How Texas avoided the worst of the real estate meltdown – by limiting what you can do with home-equity loans. (until 1998, they weren’t allowed at all)
Personality and the Census – response rates have been highest in the states whose people are more agreeable and extroverted. (apparently, that doesn’t mean Texas!)
Yes, 47% of American families owe no income tax, but when you take payroll taxes into account that number drops to 10%. Payroll taxes are pretty regressive…
Tina Fey doing another Sarah Palin bit.
Price anchoring, and why even knowing how it works isn’t enough to protect you from it.
Optimizing Your Wife – this is an old problem (if you know you’re going to meet 100 candidates and can rank them relative to each other but have to decide when you meet one whether to marry or not), but with more data on what to do if you care about maximizing happiness, not just finding the best one.