When Helping Hurts

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Well-intentioned social programs go back to the Depression era. A study of their effectiveness came decades later. (Photo: Jack Delano / Farm Security Administration / Flickr)

Season 6, Episode 47

This week on Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner investigates one of the most fascinating and troubling research findings in the history of social science.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “When Helping Hurts.”

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