Peter Leeson – WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird
Leeson, a former professor of mine at GMU, excels at applying the economic way of thinking in unexpected ways (see also his book about the economics of pirates, The Invisible Hook). Here, we tour the economics of gypsy social norms, medieval punishments, and more. Think of it as a more rigorous Freakonomics that is just as accessible to the layman.