Recently I heard a BBC interview with Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics. I was very startled when he said this:
"We wrote about the economics of prostitution. But we wrote about some more serious topics, too."
I don't often talk to myself (out loud), but when I heard that I said "What???"
Based on what I heard in the rest of the interview, I think Dubner was saying that he and his colleague write about lots of wacky, offbeat topics (and he, unfortunately, considers prostitution to be one of these kinds of topics), but they also discuss other subjects that are a bit more sobering, like climate change.
Or maybe he was joking and I just didn't get the joke because I am humorless?
8 months ago