Bart Wilson

Bart J. Wilson holds the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in economics and law at Chapman University in Orange, California, where his four colleagues and he recently founded the Economic Science Institute. Blogging is a new avocation for Bart
  • Is fairness cross-cultural, or not?

    A couple of days ago, I wrote a post on fairness, and what the odd history of the word might mean for markets.  The esteemed James Surowiecki, whose…

  • Fair's fair

    For the past 25 years experimental economists--of which I am one--have been infatuated with a pie-splitting problem known as the Ultimatum Game.…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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