In "Freakonomics," journalist Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Leavitt explored economics and human behavior. Kai Ryssdal talks to the two about their sequel, which applies the law of unintended consequences to prostitutes and global warming.
Does this government clampdown on top Wall Street executives' pay do anything to discourage the behavior that landed us in this mess to begin with?
Ashley Milne-Tyte explores who's really making money for these firms.
A Moody's analyst said the U.S. government may soon have to downgrade its triple-A ranking, which would force the U.S. to pay higher interest rates to borrow. What does this mean for Treasury bond investors? John Dimsdale reports.
After attempting a free grilled chicken dinner giveaway in May, Kentucky Fried Chicken is trying it again, hoping for better results. Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch, who attended the first chicken run.
Last year, Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson interviewed two Wall Street workers who had just lost their jobs at the start of the financial crisis. Hobson checks in on them again and gets their thoughts one year later.
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