Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (Update)

Could a lottery be the answer to America’s poor savings rate? (Photo: Jason Kessenich) Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (UPDATE)” (You...

Michael Jordan, the Bobcats, and Running the Lottery Treadmill

...no longer the player he once was. The Spurs are now led by players who were not taken in the lottery. And three of the Spurs six most productive players...

Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”? (Ep. 12)

...of the lottery with the safety of a savings account. It’s sometimes called a “no-lose lottery,” since a depositor is automatically entered into the lottery but can’t lose the original...

The “No-Lose Lottery,” Part 2 (Ep. 13)

...Could Say No to a ‘No-Lose Lottery’?”: Prize-Linked Savings plans work all over the world. But in the U.S., they have some powerful foes. What do saving accounts, college degrees,...

Freakonomics Radio Live: “Jesus Could Have Been a Pigeon.”

...based on three simple criteria. No. 1, did the guest tell us something we truly did not know? No. 2, was it worth knowing? And No. 3, was it demonstrably...

Freakonomics Radio Archive

...of “Is America Ready for a “No-Lose Lottery”?,” “The “No-Lose Lottery,” Part 2,” and “What Do Hand-Washing and Financial Illiteracy Have in Common?“ 4/25/12 58:04 71 Is Good Corporate Citizenship...