Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset?

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(photo: Josep Ma. Rosell)

(photo: Josep Ma. Rosell)

Season 5, Episode 19

On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio: We spend billions of dollars on end-of-life healthcare that often doesn’t do much good. So what if a patient could forego the standard treatment and get a cash rebate instead?

Also, the war on cigarettes has been fairly successful in some places. In the U.S., the smoking rate has fallen by more than half. But a billion humans still smoke, so what comes next?

To learn more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Are You Ready for a Glorious Sunset?” and “How to Make People Quit Smoking.”

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