Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?

...and many others. To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?” and “Earth 2.0: Is Income...

Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)

...that?” To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series)” and “What Would Be...

Freakonomics Radio Archive

...41:04 300 Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language? (Earth 2.0 Series) There are 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. What are the costs — and benefits — of our...

The Last Thing in the World I Would Ever Think Google Earth Would Be Used For

...one had ever noticed this until some researchers used Google Earth to study the question. The researchers think it has something to do with Earth’s magnetic field. (Hat tip: Spectre)...

Google Earth as Big Brother?

Google Earth isn’t just for kicks anymore: FP reports that governments around the world are using the service to catch everyone from tax evaders to marijuana growers. Amateurs are getting...

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

...Or: was the doomsaying a calculated strategy, designed to shrink the Earth’s population before it was too late? Environmentalists were saying humankind was pushing the Earth’s limits; technologists, meanwhile, said...

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? (Ep. 368)

...if you have a small telescope and you want to get done? So, I began to think about the Earth and the patterns on the surface of the Earth. What...

Freakonomics Quiz: What Is the Most Addictive Thing on Earth?

...Gary Becker think is the most addictive thing on earth? Freakonomics schwag to the first person to post the right answer in the comments. Addendum: The answer and the winners...

Quotes Uncovered: Heaven on Earth and Third-World

...with writing, ‘Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.’ Later, the phrase ‘Work like you don’t need...