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Freakonomics: Death on payday?

Jul 26, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner explains his findings on the connection between paydays and mortality rates, which may make you rethink about spending your paycheck right away.
Posted In: Personal Finance
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Freakonomics: How does a company bounce back after controversy?

Jul 12, 2011
Bad things happen in business. So how do firms bounce back and keep reputations intact?
Posted In: Food
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Freakonomics: When it's good to quit

Jun 28, 2011
Society often considers quitting as failure, but Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner argues we should think more about the upsides to giving up.
Posted In: Sports
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Freakonomics: How much influence does a parent have on a child's education?

Jun 14, 2011
A look into the overall influence parents might have on their kids' collegiate futures.
Posted In: Education
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Freakonomics: The legality of online poker

May 31, 2011
Debating the legality and morality of online poker. Does it pass the "daughter test"? And does the government play a personal role in the decision of whether to outlaw it?
Posted In: Crime
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Freakonomics: Why bounty hunters catch more fugitives than police officers

May 17, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses the difference between bounty hunters and police officers that really matters when it comes to catching fugitives.
Posted In: Crime
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Freakonomics: Is handing down a business good for business?

May 3, 2011
Family-firm succession is alive and well. But is it good for profits? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner takes a look at why it happens -- and why it doesn't happen so much in the U.S.
Posted In: Jobs
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Freakonomics: Saving the environment, or just showing off?

Apr 19, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about the idea of "conspicuous conservation," where people indulge in certain earth-saving acts as a way to show off that they care about the environment, and in turn, benefit socially.
Posted In: Environment
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Freakonomics: Better education through improved eyesight

Apr 5, 2011
How researchers raised test scores in rural China with the help of new specs for every kid in need.
Posted In: Education
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Freakonomics: Putting out a fire before it starts

Mar 22, 2011
A new kind of cigarette could help drop the rate of deaths-by-fire to zero.

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"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.

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