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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

Don't buy your mom fresh flowers

May 2, 2012
As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to consider the hidden side of fresh flowers, and the carbon footprint they leave behind.
Posted In: carbon footprint, flowers

Good corporate citizenship can pay off

Apr 18, 2012
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at whether having a high level of corporate social responsibility is good for business in the long run.
Posted In: corporate responsibility

When burglar alarms don't work

Apr 3, 2012
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner on the high costs of faulty home alarm systems.
Posted In: police, alarms, burglar

Closing the gender gap in patent filing

Mar 22, 2012
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner on one scientifically-proven way that helps women embrace risk.
Posted In: innovation, gender gap, patents, Science, engineering

Does the president actually influence the economy?

Mar 7, 2012
Believe it or not, there's nearly no relationship between the U.S. president and the economy, no matter who it is.
Posted In: president

The hidden side of keeping employee morale high

Feb 22, 2012
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at alternative indicators of office morale, and the unintended consequences when companies try to keep employees happy.
Posted In: employees, office behavior, morale

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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.