What Are the Secrets of the German Economy — and Should We Steal Them?

Smart government policies, good industrial relations, and high-end products have helped German manufacturing beat back the threats of globalization.

How Safe is Your Job? (Rebroadcast)

Economists preach the gospel of “creative destruction,” whereby new industries -- and jobs -- replace the old ones. But has creative destruction become too destructive?

Is the American Dream Really Dead?

Season 6, Episode 24 This week on Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner asks, “Is the American Dream Really Dead?” For years, the U.S. government has been trying to make the American Dream a reality. So how successful have these efforts been? Plus: has China eaten all of America’s jobs? To find out more, check out the podcasts […]

Did China Eat America’s Jobs?

For years, economists promised that global free trade would be mostly win-win. Now they admit the pace of change has been “traumatic.” This has already led to a political insurrection — so what’s next?

How Safe Is Your Job?

This week on Freakonomics Radio, economists preach the gospel of “creative destruction,” whereby new industries — and jobs — replace the old ones. But in this era of technological wonder, has creative destruction become too destructive?

How Safe Is Your Job? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Economists preach the gospel of “creative destruction,” whereby new industries -- and jobs -- replace the old ones. But in this era of technological wonder, has creative destruction become too destructive?

That's the question we ask in our latest podcast, "How Safe Is Your Job?" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.)