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$1,000 more in per-child tax benefits increase the odds of babies being born in December rather than January by 1 percent, a new study finds.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 12, 2013
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A trio of respected economists argues that even the best possible drug prohibition system is worse than just legalizing and taxing drugs.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 8, 2013
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In response to a lawsuit by the U.S. government, Intrade will now bar Americans from participating in its popular betting markets. So where are political junkies going to go to get predictions about the 2016 election?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 26, 2012
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Some multiplayer video games have now become so massive and complex that companies are hiring economists to make sure their virtual worlds aren't wracked by hyperinflation and chaos. At the same time, economists are realizing that they might be able to revolutionize their field by studying video games more closely. An in-depth look at an unlikely partnership.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 29, 2012
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