Freakonomics Radio Archive

...way to tweak the system if they wanted to make big profits. They succeeded. 4/7/21 53:28 456 How to Fix the Hot Mess of U.S. Healthcare Medicine has evolved from...

A Rescue Plan for Black America (Ep. 453)

...the horrors of the racist South for so-called liberal cities in the North and West, trading the devil they knew for the devil they didn’t, only to come to the...

Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414)

...key marker. They did not inform the W.H.O. as they were legally bound to do under the international health regulations which they signed. They did not tell their own people....

How to Be Better at Death (Ep. 450)

...over to a professional person to take care of the body, to embalm the body, to chemically prepare the body, and then essentially sell the body as a product back...

Can Britain Get Its “Great” Back? (Ep. 393)

...has been to these places before and if they’ve been there, maybe they haven’t collected everything. They haven’t observed what we’re able to do in the submersibles. All of these...

The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)

...going to get there, they’re going to get there,” and then we just couldn’t get there. One problem was that Robins and the other two guys still had their day...

Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431)

...stranger to politics and lobbying to get the things that they want, to get the money that they want, the opportunities that they want. So, I think they should adopt...

What Are the Police for, Anyway? (Ep. 476)

...that’s related to a constitutional amendment — the Second Amendment. That’s the one that has to do with the right to bear arms. To understand why the U.S. has so...

Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast)

...And they became very important to the Peruvian government. To maintain the supply of poop, you need to maintain the supply of birds. In the 1930’s, the supply of birds...

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

...good to know there are so many people out there using their intellect and moxie to try to help out. I’d also like to thank and commend the rest of...