Nobel Laureate Gary Becker Takes Your Questions

More than any other economist, Nobel laureate Gary Becker has inspired and shaped the work of Steven Levitt. Here's your chance to submit a question for Stephen Dubner to ask Becker when they sit down for an upcoming video chat. Fire away in the comments section.

Levitt Is Apparently Now a "Visionary"

At least in his hometown, where Chicago magazine has named him one of the town's top 40 pioneers from the past 40 years.

Ask Your Freakonomics Questions

The Freakonomics Radio beast never sleeps: if you write in your questions in the comments section below, we will answer them -- in our podcast!

In Vino Veritas, Sort Of

This week on Freakonomics Radio’s Marketplace segment, we ask a simple question about a simple product: wine. It’s the quintessential holiday party gift, but which one should you buy? One would assume that wine, like most other products, follows basic price theory: you get what you pay for. But according to a growing body of […]

Freakonomics Celebrates Father's Day

Levitt and Dubner reflect on their fathers.

What I Said to Money Magazine

Levitt's Q&A in Money Magazine.

LoJack for Laptops (the Free Version)

Photo from the University of Washington.   If you’re reading this post on a laptop computer, rest easy. Your computer may have just become far less appealing to thieves. The University of Washington has released a free program that will track your laptop if it’s stolen. If the program is installed on a computer with […]

Happy Birthday, Dad

When it comes to creativity and storytelling, my sister Linda Jines got all the talent. She, for instance, is the genius who thought up the title “Freakonomics.” In what we hope will be the first in a long line of guest blog posts, today she toasts my father on his 73rd birthday. Levitt’s father in […]

The Freakonomics Q&A: Part One

A few weeks ago, we solicited your questions for Dubner and Levitt. The high quality and enthusiasm of your response gave us the idea to make the Freakonomics Q&A an ongoing feature. So starting today, the Levitt/Dubner Q&A will run regularly, and will be based on your first set of questions as well as any […]

A Super Bowl Preview from the Freako Family

The Patriots are playing the Giants in Sunday’s Super Bowl. I thought it would be fun to put together a short Super Bowl preview. I’ll go first (Justin Wolfers): Cheering for: The Patriots. My first four years in the U.S. were spent in Boston, and that’s where I learned to love the sport that you […]