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19 января, 02:00

Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast)

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Season 7, Episode 20 This week on Freakonomics Radio: Stephen J. Dubner explores a breakthrough in genetic technology that has given humans more power than ever to change nature. So what happens next? Plus: some of the hoops we jump through to get ahead are poorly designed for girls and women. Behavioral economics could help change […] The post Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

18 января, 07:00

What Does a C.E.O. Actually Do?

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They’re paid a fortune — but for what, exactly? What makes a good C.E.O. — and how can you even tell? Is “leadership science” a real thing — or just airport-bookstore mumbo jumbo? We put these questions to Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Indra Nooyi, Satya Nadella, Jack Welch, Ray Dalio, Carol Bartz, David Rubenstein, and Ellen Pao. (Part 1 of a special series, “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s.”) The post What Does a C.E.O. Actually Do? appeared first on Freakonomics.

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12 января, 02:18

Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up?

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Season 7, Episode 19 This week on Freakonomics Radio: The public has almost no chance to buy good tickets to the best events. Ticket brokers, meanwhile, make huge profits on the secondary markets. Here’s the story of how this market got so dysfunctional, how it can be fixed – and why it probably won’t be. To […] The post Why Is the Live-Event Ticket Market So Screwed Up? appeared first on Freakonomics.

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11 января, 07:00

How to Be a Modern Democrat — and Win

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Gina Raimondo, the governor of tiny Rhode Island, has taken on unions, boosted big business, and made friends with Republicans. She is also one of just 15 Democratic governors in the country. Would there be more of them if there were more like her? The post How to Be a Modern Democrat — and Win appeared first on Freakonomics.

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05 января, 02:00

How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution

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Season 7, Episode 18 This week on Freakonomics Radio: Academic studies are nice, and so are Nobel Prizes. But to truly prove the value of a new idea, you have to unleash it to the masses. That’s what a dream team of social scientists is doing — and we sat in as they drew up their […] The post How to Launch a Behavior-Change Revolution appeared first on Freakonomics.

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04 января, 07:00

Why Is My Life So Hard? (Rebroadcast)

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Most of us feel we face more headwinds and obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. How can we avoid this trap? The post Why Is My Life So Hard? (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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29 декабря 2017, 02:00

Could Solving This One Problem Solve All the Others? (Rebroadcast)

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Season 7, Episode 17 This week on Freakonomics Radio: the biggest problem with humanity is humans themselves. Too often, we make choices — what we eat, how we spend our money and time — that undermine our well-being. Stephen J. Dubner asks, “How can we stop?” And this radio hour has two answers: think small, and make behavior […] The post Could Solving This One Problem Solve All the Others? (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

28 декабря 2017, 07:00

Trust Me (Rebroadcast)

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Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust has been falling for decades — in part because our populations are more diverse. What can we do to fix it? The post Trust Me (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

22 декабря 2017, 02:00

Why Are We Still Using Cash? (Rebroadcast)

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Season 7, Episode 16 This week on Freakonomics Radio: cash facilitates crime, bribery and tax evasion – and yet some governments (including ours) are printing more cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely. Plus: why thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just email. To find […] The post Why Are We Still Using Cash? (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

21 декабря 2017, 07:00

Make Me a Match (Rebroadcast)

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Sure, markets generally work well. But for some transactions — like school admissions and organ transplants — money alone can’t solve the problem. That’s when you need a market-design wizard like Al Roth. The post Make Me a Match (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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15 декабря 2017, 02:00

Why Is My Life So Hard? (Rebroadcast)

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Season 7, Episode 15 This week on Freakonomics Radio: most of us feel we face more obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. Stephen J. Dubner asks, “How can we avoid this trap?” To find out more, check out the […] The post Why Is My Life So Hard? (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

14 декабря 2017, 07:00

Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F.

The International Monetary Fund has long been the “lender of last resort” for economies in crisis. Christine Lagarde, who runs the institution, would like to prevent those crises from ever happening. She tells us her plans. The post Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F. appeared first on Freakonomics.