IN THIS ISSUE:
Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents data on the finances of selling crack. This data was gathered from inside a gang, where he had access to their financial records. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage and your boss may shoot you.
The Amazing Atheist brings us this story about a man watching porn on his iPad, while on an airplane. Unfortunately, he was sitting one row in front of Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of the anti-pornography organization Morality in Media. Be sure to get some popcorn before watching this 20-minute freak show.
If you’ve been looking for a way to get more out of your life, it’s time for a trip to Las Vegas. Join Drawk Kwast on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 for his Excitement: Path to a Better Life seminar. Registration for this event closes on Saturday, March 17th, and prices for the next event will more than double.
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong – a premise he supports with some intriguing research data.
Michael Shermer, from Skeptic Magazine, debunks myths, superstitions, and urban legends, as he explains why we believe them.
That’s it for now… Go make it happen!