Freakonomics Radio Archive

...and more. We look at what happens to Dragon babies when they grow up, and why timing your kid’s birth based on the zodiac isn’t as ridiculous it sounds. 3/15/18...

Is $2 Trillion the Right Medicine for a Sick Economy? (Ep. 411)

...businesses; and billions more set aside for states and cities, the healthcare industry, and more. It called for the suspension of student-loan repayments and the relaxing of 401(k) restrictions. But...

The Side Effects of Social Distancing (Ep. 409)

...and the management of firms. Also: Toby MOSKOWITZ: I’m Toby Moskowitz, I’m a professor of finance and economics at Yale University. And I study financial markets and sports. And, finally:...

What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412)

...care products and personal health products. So hand sanitizers and sanitize wipes and toilet paper and vitamins and stuff like that. And now, phase two: BAKER: So it’s response preparedness...

Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work (Ep. 373 Rebroadcast)

...than let the market work its famous magic? GLAESER: Look, drive around Boston. It doesn’t look overcrowded to me, and I don’t think it should look overcrowded to anyone else....

Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408)

...It’s a much more cutthroat society. Why? Why is it like that? Well, because that creates enormous incentives to innovate and people are just very ambitious and entrepreneurial and there’s...

What Does Covid-19 Mean for Cities (and Marriages)? (Ep. 410)

...in the U.S. at least, governments are typically not very involved in health care facilities the way they are in schools and police and fire departments and transportation and so...

Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet) (Ep. 405)

...world as my lab and generated new data to test theories and estimate program effects. Stephen DUBNER: Okay, so you and others moved experiments out of the lab and into...

How Many Prince Charleses Can There Be in One Room? (Ep. 401)

...things like grit and delayed gratification and growth mindset. The irony, my husband thinks, is that really I’m personally kind of obsessed with intelligence, and that I love it. And...

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Ep. 188 Rebroadcast)

...knows a little bit about schools, and education, and education schools. KELIN: I’m now the CEO of Amplify, which is an education technology company started by News Corp. Before that...