What Are You Waiting For?

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Does waiting in line make you a better person or should you be allowed to pay your way to the front?
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Season 7, Episode 13

This week on Freakonomics Radio:

Standing in line represents a particularly sloppy — and frustrating — way for supply and demand to meet. Why haven’t we found a better way to get what we want? Is it possible that we secretly enjoy waiting in line? And might it even be (gulp) good for us?

Plus: the economics of bounty hunters.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “What Are You Waiting For?” and “To Catch a Fugitive.”

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