68 Ways to Be Better at Life (Ep. 419)

The accidental futurist Kevin Kelly on why enthusiasm beats intelligence, how to really listen, and why the solution to bad technology is more technology. Listen and subscribe to our podcast...

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...

How to Fix a Broken High-Schooler, in Four Easy Steps (Ep. 189 Rebroadcast)

...thing. We were very distressed over what was happening to our young people, and we didn’t really understand it. We were doing more and more, always investing more, and we...