The Birthday deficit – where are all the Christmas babies?

Recently Haukur, one of my best and dearest friends, posted something interesting on Facebook: Since my blog is in English and this Haukur status is in Icelandic on Icelandic subject, I think a rough translation and explanation might be required for the swarm of the non-Icelandic speaking Eikonomics readers. In his post Haukur refers to a “fun-fact publication” releasedHalda áfram að lesa „The Birthday deficit – where are all the Christmas babies?“

5.2% of everybody saw Justin Timberlake last night—in Iceland

Last night Justin Timberlake (JT) sent the roof flying of some unpronounceable sporting arena in Iceland. While a well-executed concert by one of my generation’s greatest pop icons is always good news I found the attendance statistic even more interesting. The concert was attended by no less than 17,000 people. That might sound like peanutsHalda áfram að lesa „5.2% of everybody saw Justin Timberlake last night—in Iceland“