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The hidden side of poker

Sep 19, 2012
Poker is a game of skill, not luck. But that won't stop you from losing a lot of money. Freakonomics explores the hidden side of poker in the casino and online.
Posted In: poker

Can selling beer help college fans drink less?

Sep 4, 2012
A small group of popular college football teams are allowing beer sales inside their stadiums, saying the change acknowledges reality and may actually help them control problem drinking.
Posted In: beer, college sports

Can working from home increase productivity?

Aug 22, 2012
Our Freakonomics expert Stephen Dubner says there is evidence that working from home is better for you.
Posted In: Work, home, employment, Health

The dangers of summer fun

Aug 8, 2012
Some of America's favorite summertime activities may be fun, but they come with a lot of risks.
Posted In: summer, safety, death, recreation, swimming, biking

Does hosting the Olympics ever pay off?

Jul 25, 2012
Olympic host cities get a huge windfall of tax revenues and tourist dollars, right? Freakonomics looks at the effect the games really have on a host city.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London Olympics, Olympics

Bribing kids to do well in school

Jul 10, 2012
And not just promising them a reward. You have to give it to them upfront. Freakonomics' Steven Levitt on how that works.
Posted In: bribery, Education

How the U.S. can fix its political infighting

Jun 26, 2012
By taking a note from our neighbors in Great Britain. Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner explains why he thinks U.S. Congress should borrow the U.K. tradition of the Prime Minister's Question Time.
Posted In: prime minister, politics, Congress

Providing better customer service is good for business

Jun 13, 2012
Companies that offer higher wages for employees and more money for training turn out to be more profitable.
Posted In: customer service

Why more athletes are choosing to sport eyewear

May 30, 2012
It turns out NBA players like LeBron James don't actually need the eyeglasses to see.
Posted In: NBA, LeBron James

Why early retirement may not be good for your health

May 16, 2012
Freakonomics Radio explores the hidden side of early retirement.
Posted In: Retirement

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The price of electricity – measured in cents per Kilowatt hour (kWh) – varies by state based on a combination of factors: the costs to generate it (68 percent), distribute it (24 percent), and transmit it from one place to another (7 percent). Use the map to find your state’s February 2011 price.