Steven Landsburg, better known as the Armchair Economist, is one of the closest things the economics world has to a rock star. His book was one of the first of the series of pop economics books like Freakonomics - and one of the best at that.
I'm delighted to say that he'll be speaking at the Adam Smith Institute next Monday , on his new book "More Sex is Safer Sex and Other Surprises From Economics". You can see the event details here  — it's free and open to everyone, so do come along if you can. Please RSVP so we know you're coming, and let your friends know — they'll never forgive you if you don't!