Segments From this episode
The Federal Reserve announced it was buying $400 billion in longer-term bonds in an effort to push long-term interest rates even lower. Will that help the economy
Apple is hammered by China's media for alleged air and water pollution. Will this negative coverage change the behavior of Chinese suppliers who actually run the factories?
Besides the fear of an axe murderer, there are valid reasons why hitchhiking has died off. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses those reasons and tells us why you should care.
GOP lawmakers sent a letter to the Federal Reserve urging Chairman Ben Bernanke to take no new monetary action. The Peterson Institute's Joseph Gagnon discusses the impact that letter may have.
Marketplace for September 21, 2011