Features by Stephen Dubner
Posted In: wages, sleep, survey, data, freakonomics
'Early to bed, early to rise' really does have a wealth effect, researchers find.
Posted In: kidneys, surgery, algorithm
Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.
Posted In: freakonomics, book, bank robbery, blog
The guys behind "Freakonomics" answer that question and more in their new book.
Posted In: defense department, Pentagon, DEA
The "Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure" catalogs the fiscal, sexual, and mental lapses of federal workers -- all with an eye toward preventing the next big mistake.
Posted In: McDonald's, big mac, Food
An argument for why the McDonald's burger is the "cheapest, most nutritious, and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history."
Posted In: family business
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner has yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.
Posted In: auto industry, Tech, driverless cars
Freakonomics takes a ride in a driverless car and looks at how they'll change technology on the outside.
Posted In: Education, Unemployment, Jobs
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Posted In: cigarettes
In many states, it is perfectly legal to not hire someone who smokes. Should employers also be able to weed out junk-food lovers or motorcyclists -- or anyone who wants to have a baby?
Posted In: IRS, Taxes
April 15 is less than two weeks away and Stephen Dubner has found some new ways to convince Americans to pay their taxes.