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Freakonomics

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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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Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real? (Ep. 360)
In the early 20th century, Max Weber argued that Protestantism created wealth. Finally, there are data to prove if he was right. All it took were some missionary experiments in the Philippines and a clever map-matching trick that goes back to 16th-ce...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe's? (Ep. 359)
The quirky little grocery chain with California roots and German ownership has a lot to teach all of us about choice architecture, efficiency, frugality, collaboration, and team spirit. The post Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe's? (Ep. 359) appe...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 28, 2018


There's a War on Sugar. Is It Justified? (Ep. 285 Rebroadcast)
Some people argue that sugar should be regulated, like alcohol and tobacco, on the grounds that it's addictive and toxic. How much sense does that make? We hear from a regulatory advocate, an evidence-based skeptic, a former F.D.A. commissioner — and...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn't Have to Be (Ep. 358)
It began as a post-war dream for a more collaborative and egalitarian workplace. It has evolved into a nightmare of noise and discomfort. Can the open office be saved, or should we all just be working from home? The post Yes, the Open Office Is Terri...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Can an Industrial Giant Become a Tech Darling? (Ep. 357)
The Ford Motor Company is ditching its legacy sedans, doubling down on trucks, and trying to steer its stock price out of a long skid. But C.E.O. Jim Hackett has even bigger plans: to turn a century-old automaker into the nucleus of a "transportation...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, November 7, 2018


America's Hidden Duopoly (Ep. 356)
We all know our political system is "broken" — but what if that's not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful industry that has colluded to kill off competition, stifle reform, and drive the country apart. So what ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview
A conversation with the iconic singer-songwriter, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series "How to Be Creative." The post Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Saturday, October 27, 2018


Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)? (Ep. 355)
Family environments and "diversifying experiences" (including the early death of a parent); intrinsic versus extrinsic motivations; schools that value assessments, but don't assess the things we value. All these elements factor into the long, mysteri...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Extra: Jeremy Lin Full Interview
A conversation with veteran N.B.A. point guard Jeremy Lin, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series "The Hidden Side of Sports." The post Extra: Jeremy Lin Full Interview appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Saturday, October 20, 2018


How to Be Creative (Ep. 354)
There are thousands of books on the subject, but what do we actually know about creativity? In this new series, we talk to the researchers who study it as well as artists, inventors, and pathbreakers who live it every day: Ai Weiwei, James Dyson, Elv...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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