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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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How to Catch World Cup Fever
For soccer fans, it's easy. For the rest of us? Not so much, especially since the U.S. team didn't qualify. So here's what to watch for even if you have no team to root for. Because the World Cup isn't just a gargantuan sporting event; it's a microco...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, June 13, 2018


How to Build a Smart City
We are in the midst of a historic (and wholly unpredicted) rise in urbanization. But it's hard to retrofit old cities for the 21st century. Enter Dan Doctoroff. The man who helped modernize New York City — and tried to bring the Olympics there — is n...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, June 6, 2018


How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Rebroadcast)
Nearly two percent of America is grassy green. Sure, lawns are beautiful and useful and they smell great. But are the costs — financial, environmental and otherwise — worth the benefits? The post How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? (Rebroadcast) ...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018


The Most Vilified Industry in America Is Also the Most Charitable
Pharmaceutical firms donate an enormous amount of their products (and some cash too). But it doesn't seem to be helping their reputation. We ask Pfizer's generosity chief why the company gives so much, who it really helps, and whether all this philan...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Does Doing Good Give You License to Be Bad?
Corporate Social Responsibility programs can attract better job applicants who'll work for less money. But they also encourage employees to misbehave. Don't laugh — you too probably engage in "moral licensing," even if you don't know it. The post Doe...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 16, 2018


5 Psychology Terms You're Probably Misusing
We all like to throw around terms that describe human behavior — "bystander apathy" and "steep learning curve" and "hard-wired." Most of the time, they don't actually mean what we think they mean. But don't worry — the experts are getting it wrong, t...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast)
A breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate hunger and disease; it could also lead to the sort of dystopia we used to only read about in sci-fi novels. So what happens next? The...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, May 2, 2018


The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted
Sure, medical progress has been astounding. But today the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Atul Gawande — cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author — has some simple ideas for treatin...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2)
Three former White House economists weigh in on the new tax bill. A sample: "The overwhelming evidence is that the trickle-down, magic-beanstalk beans argument — that's just nonsense." The post Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2) app...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1)
Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains the thinking behind the controversial new Republican tax package — and why its critics are wrong. (Next week, we'll hear from the critics.) The post Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Awes...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, April 11, 2018



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