Think Like A Child (Rebroadcast)

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Season 6, Episode 7

On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio: Why would anyone want to think like a child? Aren’t kids just sloppy, inchoate versions of us? Hardly. As Stephen Dubner and Steve Levitt describe in their book Think Like a Freak, it can be very fruitful to think like a child.

And then, how can we get kids to eat healthier food? Educational messaging sounds like a good idea, but kids don’t respond to it. So why not bribe them?

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Think Like a Child” and “Why You Should Bribe Your Kids.”

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