Features by Stephen Dubner

Freakonomics and end-of-life health care

Glorious Sunset offers cash instead of care for terminally ill. Theoretically.
Posted In: health care, end of life care, illness
Women and single people get a little more sleep each night on average than men and married people, respectively.

The economics.... of sleep?

'Early to bed, early to rise' really does have a wealth effect, researchers find.
Posted In: wages, sleep, survey, data, freakonomics
Doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland transplant a kidney from a living donor into the patient recipient.

An algorithm that matches kidney patients and donors

Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.
Posted In: kidneys, surgery, algorithm

When should you rob a bank?

The guys behind "Freakonomics" answer that question and more in their new book.
Posted In: freakonomics, book, bank robbery, blog

Freakonomics Radio: Gov't workers gone wild

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: defense department, Pentagon, DEA

Freakonomics: Can the McDouble save humanity?

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: McDonald's, big mac, Food

Why family and business don’t mix: Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner has yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.
Posted In: family business

Freakonomics Radio: Baby, you can program my (driverless) car

Freakonomics takes a ride in a driverless car and looks at how they'll change technology on the outside.
Posted In: auto industry, Tech, driverless cars

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Posted In: Education, Unemployment, Jobs

Help wanted: No smokers need apply (Map)

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: cigarettes


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