A Star Is Made - New York Times
Steven Levitt with yet another curious but utterly useless snippit. He legitimises trivia as academic, when it is its worst enemy. He lauds the mundane for having characteristics that are similarly mundane (but that we may not have known). Is he a rogue economist? Or simply a rogue...like a kid with intellectual admirers, he performs, twists, turns, and the polite clapping at the end of his act tell everyone it's time to go home and do some real work. Humbug.