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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 Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? (Ep. 429)
The endless pursuit of G.D.P., argues the economist Kate Raworth, shortchanges too many people and also trashes the planet. Economic theory, she says, "needs to be rewritten" and Raworth has tried, in a book called Doughnut Economics. It has found ...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, August 12, 2020


How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (NSQ Ep. 13)
Also: how can we stop confusing correlation with causation? The post How Can You Stop Comparing Yourself With Other People? (NSQ Ep. 13) appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Sunday, August 9, 2020


Introducing People I (Mostly) Admire
Steve Levitt has spent decades as an academic economist, "studying strange phenomena and human behavior in weird circumstances." Now he's turning his curiosity to something new: interviewing some of the most interesting, unorthodox people around fr...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, August 5, 2020


How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)
Aisle upon aisle of fresh produce, cheap meat, and sugary cereal a delicious embodiment of free-market capitalism, right? Not quite. The supermarket was in fact the endpoint of the U.S. government's battle for agricultural abundance against the U.S...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Does "As If" Thinking Really Work? (NSQ Ep. 12)
Also: how effective is the placebo effect? The post Does "As If" Thinking Really Work? (NSQ Ep. 12) appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Sunday, August 2, 2020


The Simple Economics of Saving the Amazon Rain Forest (Ep. 428)
Everyone agrees that massive deforestation is an environmental disaster. But most of the standard solutions scolding the Brazilians, invoking universal morality ignore the one solution that might actually work. The post The Simple Economics of Sa...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, July 29, 2020


Are Ambitious People Inherently Selfish? (NSQ Ep. 11)
Also: why do we habituate to life's greatest pleasures? The post Are Ambitious People Inherently Selfish? (NSQ Ep. 11) appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Sunday, July 26, 2020


The Pros and Cons of Reparations (Ep. 427)
Most Americans agree that racial discrimination has been, and remains, a big problem. But that is where the agreement ends. The post The Pros and Cons of Reparations (Ep. 427) appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Why Are Stories Stickier Than Statistics? (NSQ Ep. 10)
Also: are the most memorable stories less likely to be true? The post Why Are Stories Stickier Than Statistics? (NSQ Ep. 10) appeared first on Freakonomics....
Freakonomics
Sunday, July 19, 2020


Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)
The racial wealth gap in the U.S. is massive. We explore the causes, consequences, and potential solutions. Also: another story of discrimination and economic disparity, this one perpetrated by an international sporting authority. The first of a two-...
Freakonomics
Wednesday, July 15, 2020



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