Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? Full Transcript

...To physicians who are also public intellectuals: Zeke EMANUEL: It’s so cold-blooded. It’s so calculating. It’s so utilitarian that it’s not American. And we hear from you, our listeners: SEMU:...

Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Rebroadcast)

...EMANUEL: It’s so cold-blooded. It’s so calculating. It’s so utilitarian, that it’s not American. And we hear from you, our listeners: SEMU (listener): My name is Semu. I’m 40 years...

Will Rahm Emanuel's Merit-pay System Work Where Others Haven't?

...Photo: juggernautco Last week, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he’s rolling out a merit pay program specifically for school principals, using $5 million in donated funds. The plan...

Is the Obesity Epidemic for Real?: Full Transcript

...Emanuel, a doctor and bioethicist who’s an adviser to the Obama Administration on healthcare reform. He’s also the older brother of Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff. Ezekiel...

Drops in the Bucket: How Far Along Are We Really Toward Reducing Healthcare Spending?

...This is a guest post by Jeff Mosenkis, a freelance producer with Freakonomics Radio who holds a Ph.D. in psychology and comparative human development. Ezekiel Emanuel has a series...

Healthcare Needs Insurance Companies Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

...analysis of healthcare spending, in which Emanuel goes to town on Left and Right policy ideas for cutting spending. Among his criticisms of Left ideas: [I]t turns out that the...

Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply: Full Transcript

...recently led to a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine about the ethics of not hiring smokers. Here’s one of the authors, Zeke Emanuel, who is a bioethicist...

The Debate over Teacher Merit Pay: A Freakonomics Quorum

...Education Secretary Arne Duncan‘s reform platform. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has just launched his own version of merit pay that focuses incentives toward principals. There’s just one problem: educators almost...

Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply: A New Marketplace Podcast

...Emanuel. He is a Penn medical professor/bioethicist; a former White House healthcare adviser; the author of Healthcare, Guaranteed (and Brothers Emanuel , about growing up with Rahm and Ari); and...

Freakonomics Radio, Fat Edition: Is the Obesity Epidemic for Real?

...obesity, but that interview never happened. Ezekiel Emanuel, the White House’s go-to-doctor on healthcare reform. I did speak to a very good proxy: Ezekiel Emanuel, the M.D. and bioethicist who...