In the latest Freakonomics podcast for Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal and Stephen Dubner talk to a bunch of economists about the best way to give gifts, and then Dubner gives Ryssdal some gifts. Here’s my favorite of the stories, from Alex Tabbarok:
TABARROK: I made the mistake of getting my wife a Blu-ray DVD player—a really high-end Blu-ray DVD player—for her birthday. This, of course, was something I actually wanted. So on my birthday, she got me a dress.