Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?

(Photo Credit: TheDigitalWay/Pixabay) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like? (Earth 2.0 Series)”. (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or...

What Would Be the Best Universal Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)

Around 7,000 languages are spoken on Earth 1.0. (Photo: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “What Would Be the Best Universal Language? (Earth 2.0 Series).” (You can...

Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)

...baggage and global bureaucracy on Earth 1.0 don’t exist and we try to come up with the optimal language plan for Earth 2.0. McWHORTER: I would say that an ideal,...

Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost? A Freakonomics Quorum

...who service the International Space Station (ISS). Mercury astronauts were the first to photograph Earth from space with hand-held cameras. Earth scientists in orbit on the ISS may view aspects...

Is Income Inequality Inevitable? (Earth 2.0 Series)

dignity. So what would Sachs do it we made him chief economist of Earth 2.0? SACHS:You don’t want to really create Earth 2.0 in the way that you’ve stated because...

The SuperFreakonomics Global-Warming Fact Quiz

...Earth’s warming leads to global catastrophe, that would be a really bad outcome. TRUE / FALSE 2. Even when there is enormous uncertainty about the likelihood of future cataclysms, it...

If You're Still Not Sick of Geoengineering: A Q&A With Jeff Goodell

Photo: Eric Etheridge The SuperFreakonomics chapter on global warming generated plenty of controversy and debate about the pros and cons of geoengineering the earth. If all that attention piqued your...

The Rare Earth Conundrum

...become a mainstay, we may be trading one dependence for another that is even more troubling. Ninety-five percent of the world’s output of rare-earth metals today comes from one country:...

Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?

...and many others. To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?” and “Earth 2.0: Is Income...

Freakonomics Radio Archive

...new one? 2/20/14 24:21 155 Why Marry? Part 1 The myths of modern marriage. 2/13/14 20:32 154 What You Don’t Know About Online Dating Thick markets, thin markets, and the...