May 17, 2011

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Segments From this episode

Freakonomics: Why bounty hunters catch more fugitives than police officers

May 17, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses the difference between bounty hunters and police officers that really matters when it comes to catching fugitives.

Eurozone members approve Portugal bailout, but Germany's not happy about it

May 17, 2011
Germany is Europe's biggest and richest country. But Germans are growing weary -- and wary -- of their over-sized role in the Eurozone bailouts.

New York launches probe into financial crisis

May 17, 2011
The state attorney general, often dubbed the Sheriff of Wall Street, probes three major banks that issued risky mortgage-backed securities.
Foreclosure headline in a newspaper

States collect more taxes than expected

May 17, 2011
Tax revenues are topping projections in California, New Jersey, West Virginia and others.

Why did Google just borrow $3 billion?

May 17, 2011
For Google and other companies sitting on pile of cash, it may seem strange to offer corporate bonds right now. But, then again, now might be the best time to borrow money.

Kissinger on China -- past and present

May 18, 2011
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses what it was like the first time he visited Beijing in 1971, the nation's economic rise, and whether U.S. worries about China are justified.

Music from the episode

I'll Always Love My Mama The Intruders