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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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The Prime Minister Who Cried Brexit (Ep. 392)
In 2016, David Cameron held a referendum on whether the U.K. should stay in the European Union. A longtime Euroskeptic, he nevertheless led the Remain campaign. So what did Cameron really want? We ask him that and much more — including why he left of...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, October 9, 2019


America's Math Curriculum Doesn't Add Up (Ep. 391)
Most high-school math classes are still preparing students for the Sputnik era. Steve Levitt wants to get rid of the "geometry sandwich" and instead have kids learn what they really need in the modern era: data fluency. The post America's Math Curri...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Fed Up (Ep. 390)
Mary Daly rose from high-school dropout to president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She thinks the central bank needs an upgrade too. It starts with recognizing that the economy is made up of actual humans. The post Fed Up (Ep. 390) ap...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, September 25, 2019


How to Make Meetings Less Terrible (Ep. 389)
In the U.S. alone, we hold 55 million meetings a day. Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices. The revolution begins now — with better agendas, smaller invite lists, and an embrace of healthy conflict. The post How to Make M...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn't Have to Be (Ep. 358 Rebroadcast)
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, September 11, 2019


The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388)
What happens when tens of millions of fantasy-sports players are suddenly able to bet real money on real games? We're about to find out. A recent Supreme Court decision has cleared the way to bring an estimated $300 billion in black-market sports bet...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, September 4, 2019


The Future of Meat (Ep. 367 Rebroadcast)
Global demand for beef, chicken, and pork continues to rise. So do concerns about environmental and other costs. Will reconciling these two forces be possible — or, even better, Impossible™? The post The Future of Meat (Ep. 367 Rebroadcast) appeared ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Should America Be Run by … Trader Joe's? (Ep. 359 Rebroadcast)
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 Rebro...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Hello, My Name Is Marijuana Pepsi! (Ep. 387)
Research shows that having a distinctively black name doesn't affect your economic future. But what is the day-to-day reality of living with such a name? Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck, a newly-minted Ph.D., is well-qualified to answer this question. Her ve...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, August 14, 2019


How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Ep. 122 Rebroadcast)
A kid's name can tell us something about his parents — their race, social standing, even their politics. But is your name really your destiny? The post How Much Does Your Name Matter? (Ep. 122 Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Wednesday, August 7, 2019



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