Mark Steyn’s graciously accepted my latest Euro bet, along with David Henderson and EconLog reader Rafiv. (Rafiv, I will need to know your full name and location to seal the deal with you; just let me know and we’re on). In the process, Steyn raises a fair question:

Hey, why not make it a grand? A hundred bucks’ll barely buy you a falafel at the Tour d’Argent in the Paris of 2020.

Unfortunately, I’m afraid my wife would get mad at me if I started making thousand-dollar bets. I’m happy to bet money, but I draw the line at peace of mind. 🙂 So I’ll limit myself to a trio of $100 bets.

P.S. The clock’s still ticking on my original Euro bet with Jeremy Rabkin. Don’t let me forget to collect on January 1, 2011.

P.P.S. For the convenience of anyone reading this in 2020, the following EU members had populations exceeding 10M in 2007: Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.