Do Boycotts Work?
Season 5, Episode 38
This week on Freakonomics Radio: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the South African divestment campaign, Chick-fil-A! Almost anyone can launch a boycott, and the media loves to cover them. But do boycotts actually produce the change they’re aimed at?
Also, we speak with the editors of a very unusual book called The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure. It’s an ethics guide for government employees, but instead of being a boring manual of rules and laws, it’s full of true stories about epic screw-ups.