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WTF: An Economic Tour of the Weird

Professor Peter T. Lesson promotes his book that navigates a Museum of the World’s weirdest practices.

Peter Leeson, a Mercatus Center Hayek Program scholar, is no stranger to odd human rituals across history. He studies them for a living. In his recent book, “WTF!? An Economic Tour of the Weird,” Leeson provides economic explanations for practices that may otherwise appear irrational. 522 Productions worked with Leeson to produce a video that summarized his perspectives with equal parts entertainment and education.




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