Come Dine With Me, game theory and social norms.
Deal or No Deal and risk aversion.
Class struggle and the decline of Paul Daniels.
24 and transactions costs.
What Katie Did Next, broken Britain and superstar economics.
The Weakest Link and discrimination.
Konnie Huq, Holly Willoughby and real business cycles.
Football and the myth of maximization.
The Secret Millionaire, bounded knowledge and justice.
Masterchef, job satisfaction and entrepreneurship.
There would be breaks between chapters, in which I flick over to the music channels and discuss cognitive biases in popular songs.
This book, however, is unlikely to ever be written. One reason for this is that it’ll be wrecked between the Scylla of my disinclination to work and the Charybdis of publishers’ disinclination to pay. A bigger reason, though, is that as it stands there’s nothing about The Lovely Christine Bleakley. I’m going to do something on economic aspects of TLCB, or die trying.