Why You Should Bribe Your Kids: Full Transcript

...This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “ Why You Should Bribe Your Kids.“ [MUSIC: Pearl Django, “La Rive Gauche” (from Under Paris Skies )] Stephen J....

Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

...are reading at a fourth-grade level and doing math at a third-grade level. You have poor kids who just aren’t experiencing the value-added that children of the affluent experience. So,...

The Economist's Guide to Parenting: Full Transcript

...So how are we supposed to know what’s really good for kids? How do we know what’s worth worrying about — and what’s not? That’s easy: Enter the economists! [THEME]...

Smarter Kids at 10 Bucks a Pop: Full Transcript

...Smarter Kids at 10 Dollars a Pop   Stephen J. DUBNER: You know the story: schools in this country, and many other countries too, they just aren’t so great at...

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage

...In 1960, 5% of kids were born to unmarried mothers. Today: 40%. (Photo: Raissa Viza / Flickr) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “The Fracking Boom, a Baby...

Dalton Conley Answers Your “Parentology” Questions

...kids to raw sewage (in small doses, of course) to build up their immune systems. I bribed them to do math thanks to an experiment involving Mexican villagers that demonstrated...

Is the American Dream Really Dead?

...able to send all their kids to college, was able to have a house, was able to give a better future for myself and their children than they ever would...

Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar Full Transcript

...A bunch of teenagers are playing basketball. Some younger kids are hanging around nearby. They’re just goofing off and, when they see a microphone, they do what kids often do...

When Helping Hurts

...kids when their financial circumstances are solid. But economics would also predict that when people’s financial circumstances improve, they’re more likely to form families – not just have babies. But...

Why Do People Keep Having Children? (Rebroadcast)

...lot from parent to parent.  As for me, personally, the answer’s pretty easy. I had kids just so I’d have material for this podcast. MONTAGE of the voices of Anya and Solomon...