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Why So Many of My Favorite Writers Are Economists

Tyler Cowen, in the course of answering an inquiry as to why there are so many churches in Las Vegas, writes:

I would think that most of the churches in Las Vegas are for the residents, not the tourists, and thus the quantity of sin is not a major factor.  Why should the residents be especially sinful?  (Don’t forget that lots of sinful activities seem to be produced at constant returns to scale, so there’s not always free-riding upon the sin infrastructure for tourists plus parking is an issue.)  

Free-riding upon the sin infrastructure. Beautiful.

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