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The Undercover Economist.

  • By Tim Harford
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • Roughly two posts per week

Posts per month

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Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Jan 2023 5
Feb 2023 9
Mar 2023 10
Apr 2023 6
May 2023 5
Jun 2023 7
Jul 2023 8
Aug 2023 6
Sep 2023 5
Oct 2023 7
Nov 2023 9
Dec 2023 2

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Most recent posts

What the data shows about the UK’s public services doom loop
Everyone in the UK will have their own stories of crumbling public services, but indulge me for a moment while I share mine. A couple of years ago, I applied for power of attorney on …
On , by Tim Harford, 1,070 words
Cautionary Tales – How the Radium Girls Fought Back
Mollie Maggia’s dentist planned to remove a painful abscess from her mouth. But to his horror, her jawbone disintegrated at his touch, crumbling and splintering until it resembled ash. Like hundreds of her colleagues, Mollie …
On , by Tim Harford, 153 words
The simple maths puzzle that shows us how to separate fact from fiction
For certain kinds of questions, there are answers that are simple, elegant and wrong. Take the most famous example of the genre, the “bat and ball” question: if a bat and a ball together cost …
On , by Tim Harford, 1,028 words