Features by Stephen Dubner
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.
Posted In: NCAA, March Madness, business of sports, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials
The N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament begins this week. Last year, the tournament earned its highest TV ratings in 18 years, while taking in more than $1 billion in revenue from ads. But Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio wondered if CBS and Turner aren't making enough.
Posted In: freakonomics, psychology
Sure, we all like to hear compliments. But if you’re truly looking to get better at something, criticism is what will get you there.
Posted In: gas prices, gasoline, fuel efficiency
The gas tax helps pay for our roads; and we’re not collecting as much money as we need.
Posted In: memory
It is startlingly easy to create false memories, especially in politics.
Posted In: freakonomics, Oscars, baseball, academy awards, annuity
Why do Hall of Fame inductees, Oscar winners, and Nobel laureates outlive their peers?
Posted In: freakonomics, bosses, workplace
It’s harder than you’d think to measure the value of a boss. But some enterprising economists have done just that -- and the news is good.
Posted In: economists, Christmas, gifts
What economists like to give (and get) as Christmas gifts. Spoiler alert: economists don’t think like the rest of us.
Posted In: economists, Charity
Economists are a notoriously self-interested bunch. But one British outfit is giving away its services.
Posted In: public transportation, Transit
Adding lots of train and bus lines to car-congested roads would seem to be an environmental slam dunk. If only the math would cooperate.