Trudie vs Prudie Advice-Off!

If you'll be in DC on November 15th, come to Cato to catch Tyler Cowen talk about Discover Your Inner Economist with comments from Emily Yoffe, author of Slate's “Dear Prudence” column. Here's the setup:

In Discover Your Inner Economist, the economist and blogger Tyler Cowen provides quirky and insightful advice for life based on his signature urbane style of economic reasoning. On his blog,, Cowen offers economic advice in his periodic “Dear Trudie” posts. Presumably Cowen offers good economics. But dare one take an economist's advice? Emily Yoffe, author of Slate's popular “Dear Prudence” advice column, will advise. Please join us for an advice-off, as Trudie meets Prudie to discuss the practical benefits of economic reasoning (or lack thereof) in everyday life.

I'll be moderating. Register here.

Author: Will Wilkinson

Vice President for Research at the Niskanen Center

One thought

  1. Well, the difference between being wasteful in 2002 and being wasteful in 2009 is… (ooh, everybody will have to think really hard about this, because there’s not like there has been any obvious change in the economy or anything, right?)

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