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Freakonomics and end-of-life health care

Aug 25, 2015
Glorious Sunset offers cash instead of care for terminally ill. Theoretically.

The economics.... of sleep?

Jul 16, 2015
'Early to bed, early to rise' really does have a wealth effect, researchers find.

An algorithm that matches kidney patients and donors

Jun 17, 2015
Stanford economics professor's formula has helped save a lot of lives.

When should you rob a bank?

May 6, 2015
The guys behind "Freakonomics" answer that question and more in their new book.

Diamonds: pricey, but not valuable

Apr 15, 2015
"Freakonomics" author Stephen Dubner explains what keeps diamonds valuable.

Freakonomics Radio: Gov't workers gone wild

Jul 17, 2013
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.

Freakonomics: Can the McDouble save humanity?

Jul 3, 2013
An argument for why the McDonald's burger is the "cheapest, most nutritious, and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history."

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Why family and business don’t mix: Freakonomics Radio

Jun 12, 2013
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner has yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.

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

May 29, 2013
Freakonomics takes a ride in a driverless car and looks at how they'll change technology on the outside.

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

May 1, 2013
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.