Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset? (Ep. 217 Rebroadcast)

...Not Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, or Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor. Those are his brothers. This is Zeke. EMANUEL: I’m vice provost of global initiatives and chair...

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...

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

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel (fictionalized by Jeremy Piven on Entourage). (Stethescope) Two weeks ago, Emanuel pointed out that even though the U.S. outspends every other...

Healthcare Needs Insurance Companies Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

on the prowl for examples where the method of easy cases helps interpret numbers around us. Thank you, Dr. Emanuel! Let’s agree with Emanuel that insurance-company profits are not significant....

The Debate over Teacher Merit Pay: A Freakonomics Quorum

...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 universally...

Help Wanted. No Smokers Need Apply (Ep. 123)

...junk-food lovers or motorcyclists — or perhaps anyone who wants to have a baby? That question is the thrust of this podcast, which features a conversation with Zeke Emanuel. He...