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The Tax Man Nudgeth: Freakonomics

Apr 3, 2013
April 15 is less than two weeks away and Stephen Dubner has found some new ways to convince Americans to pay their taxes.
Posted In: IRS, Taxes

How much TV money does March Madness make?

Mar 21, 2013
The N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament begins this week. Last year, the tournament earned its highest TV ratings in 18 years, while taking in more than $1 billion in revenue from ads. But Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio wondered if CBS and Turner aren't making enough.
Posted In: NCAA, March Madness, business of sports, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials

When negative is positive: Freakonomics on feedback

Mar 6, 2013
Sure, we all like to hear compliments. But if you’re truly looking to get better at something, criticism is what will get you there.
Posted In: freakonomics, psychology

Freakonomics: Doing a U-turn on the gas tax

Feb 20, 2013
The gas tax helps pay for our roads; and we’re not collecting as much money as we need.
Posted In: gas prices, gasoline, fuel efficiency

Sure, I remember that

Feb 6, 2013
It is startlingly easy to create false memories, especially in politics.
Posted In: memory

Introducing 'Freakonomics Experiments'

Jan 23, 2013
Steve Levitt has a novel idea for helping people make tough decisions.
Posted In: freakonomics, decision

How to live longer

Jan 9, 2013
Why do Hall of Fame inductees, Oscar winners, and Nobel laureates outlive their peers?
Posted In: freakonomics, Oscars, baseball, academy awards, annuity

How much does a good boss really matter?

Dec 26, 2012
It’s harder than you’d think to measure the value of a boss. But some enterprising economists have done just that -- and the news is good.
Posted In: freakonomics, bosses, workplace

Have a very Homo Economicus Christmas

Dec 12, 2012
What economists like to give (and get) as Christmas gifts. Spoiler alert: economists don’t think like the rest of us.
Posted In: economists, Christmas, gifts

Free-conomics: Economists go pro bono

Nov 28, 2012
Economists are a notoriously self-interested bunch. But one British outfit is giving away its services.
Posted In: economists, Charity

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About this collection

"Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics," by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there's Freakonomics Radio, a project that includes a weekly podcast, regular segments on Marketplace, and one-hour specials to be broadcast on public-radio stations across the country. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.