What Will College Look Like in the Fall (and Beyond)? (Ep. 418)

...in heavy seas, 40-foot waves. The entire front end of this battleship is under the wave. And I said, “This is us today, 40-foot waves and we’re doing okay. We’re...

How Do You Reopen a Country? (Ep. 416)

...their computer and their phone. They work from home. They’re still getting a paycheck. That isn’t the majority of Rhode Island right now. The majority of Rhode Island really is...

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

...also— just the uncertainty is sort of paralyzing. DUBNER: But if I say to you, “Garth, you and your brother and your families have started this business with this philosophy...

Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal? (Ep. 429)

...is really essential for an economy to function and is essential for improving well-being and so on. I remember going to a talk by Paul Krugman. This is the middle...

Remembrance of Economic Crises Past (Ep. 425)

...how horrible this thing is. Both the private forecasters, those of us in government, everybody was having to readjust and say, “Wow, this is really bad. Oh, my goodness, it’s...

Failure Is Your Friend (Ep. 169)

This week’s episode is called “Failure Is Your Friend.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can...

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

...is, at the depth of the financial crisis, I remember saying to the main political advisors, “This is awful. There’s nothing good about this. The only silver lining is that...

Nine Ways to Guarantee Success (And Failure)

...quit. Your traffic is down. Your girlfriend isn’t returning your calls. Your boss promoted someone over you. Time to get creative. You need to think outside the box. Again, this...

Failure Is Your Friend (Ep. 169 Rebroadcast)

(Photo: Jake Davis) This week’s Freakonomics Radio episode is a rebroadcast of the episode “Failure Is Your Friend” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the...

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

...on your own in a three-bedroom apartment in New York. But, my goodness, would you ever move out? Your rent is a fraction of what the market rent is. One...