I am Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics. Ask me anything!
**My short bio: I'm mostly a writer, of the non-fiction sort. Best known for the "Freakonomics" books, including "Think Like a Freak" (published today!), all co-authored with my friend Steve Levitt. I also host Freakonomics Radio. (Note to self: need to diversify!) I tend to write about things that interest me rather than things that a lot of people necessarily care about; occasionally, those two intersect. In the new book we share everything we've learned about solving problems, coming up with ideas, and staying one step ahead of the pitchfork mobs. As for the horse/duck dilemma: this video (http://kottke.org/14/05/all-for-one-and-one-for-all) has persuaded me to try the ducks.
Update: I am leaving now since the 4:00 patient has surely arrived. Thanks a million for having me. Can't wait 'til Reddit breaks my website again!