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Stephen  Dubner

Freakonomics is written by Stephen Dubner and economics professor Steven Levitt who penned the best-selling b [Read More]

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Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?
The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. Here's the story of how this market got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed - and why it probably won't b...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, December 6, 2017


What Are You Waiting For?
Standing in line represents a particularly sloppy — and frustrating — way for supply and demand to meet. Why haven't we found a better way to get what we want? Is it possible that we secretly enjoy waiting in line? And might it even be (gulp) good fo...
Freakonomics
Thursday, November 30, 2017


Are We Running Out of Ideas?
Economists have a hard time explaining why productivity growth has been shrinking. One theory: true innovation has gotten much harder - and much more expensive. So what should we do next? The post Are We Running Out of Ideas? appeared first on Freako...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Should We Really Behave Like Economists Say We Do? (Rebroadcast)
Season 7, Episode 12  You have perhaps come across the phrase homo economicus, which describes a model for human behavior as seen through the lens of economics. In this hour, you'll hear Freakonomics Radio producer Greg Rosalsky embark on a long and ...
Freakonomics
Thursday, November 23, 2017


Is America Ready for a "No-Lose Lottery"? (Update)
Most people don't enjoy the simple, boring act of putting money in a savings account. But we do love to play the lottery. So what if you combine the two, creating a new kind of savings account with a lottery payout? The post Is America Ready for a "...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 22, 2017


An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…: TMSIDK Episode 36
Why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts talk about in space. John McWhorter is co-host; Bari Weiss is live fact-checker. The post An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…: TMSIDK Episode 36 ...
Freakonomics
Sunday, November 19, 2017


Why Doesn't Everyone Get the Flu Vaccine?
Season 7, Episode 11 This week on Freakonomics Radio: what if there were a small step you could take that would prevent you from getting sick, stop you from missing work, and help ensure you won't play a part in killing babies, the sick, and the elde...
Freakonomics
Thursday, November 16, 2017


Nurses to the Rescue!
They are the most-trusted profession in America (and with good reason). They are critical to patient outcomes (especially in primary care). Could the growing army of nurse practitioners be an answer to the doctor shortage? The data say yes but — big...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Farming Without Sun or Soil and Eating Manna From Heaven: TMSIDK Episode 35
This week, we work on our survival skills: in the desert, on the tundra, and growing food in abandoned warehouses. Actress Sas Goldberg is co-host; A.J. Jacobs (author of It's All Relative) is live fact-checker. The post Farming Without Sun or Soil a...
Freakonomics
Sunday, November 12, 2017


How Can I Do the Most Social Good With $100? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions
Dubner and his Freakonomics co-author Steve Levitt answer your questions about crime, traffic, real-estate agents, the Ph.D. glut, and how to not get eaten by a bear. The post How Can I Do the Most Social Good With $100? And Other FREAK-quently Aske...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 8, 2017



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