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21 июля, 01:00

Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor?

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Season 6, Episode 46 This week on Freakonomics Radio: a series of academic studies suggest that the wealthy are, to put it bluntly, selfish jerks. It’s an easy narrative to swallow. But, Stephen J. Dubner asks, is it true? Plus: a lot of ideas about how to successfully raise money — using good old-fashioned guilt, for instance. […] The post Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor? appeared first on Freakonomics.

20 июля, 06:00

These Shoes Are Killing Me!

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The human foot is an evolutionary masterpiece, far more functional than we give it credit for. So why do we encase it in “a coffin” (as one foot scholar calls it) that stymies so much of its ability — and may create more problems than it solves? The post These Shoes Are Killing Me! appeared first on Freakonomics.

17 июля, 03:00

Three Sheets to the Wind: TMSIDK Episode 23

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John Moe (The Hilarious World of Depression) is our special guest co-host, with Maggie Ryan Sandford (science writer, researcher and producer) as our real-time fact-checker. TMSIDK is in Minneapolis for a show exploring the environment, morning drinking, skyways, hidden figures and more. The post Three Sheets to the Wind: TMSIDK Episode 23 appeared first on Freakonomics.

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14 июля, 01:00

Evolution, Accelerated

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Season 6, Episode 45 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 that. […] The post Evolution, Accelerated appeared first on Freakonomics.

13 июля, 06:00

When Helping Hurts

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Good intentions are nice, but with so many resources poured into social programs, wouldn’t it be even nicer to know what actually works? The post When Helping Hurts appeared first on Freakonomics.

10 июля, 03:00

Medicine: TMSIDK Episode 22

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Bapu Jena, Christine Hurley and Evan Allen are panelists. The physician-professor-economist, the comedian and the New England Revolution head athletic trainer join us in Boston for a show on Medicine. Side effects include extra kidneys, Lyme disease, hairlessness, cardiac arrest and magical mucus. WBUR's Carey Goldberg is fact-checker. The post Medicine: TMSIDK Episode 22 appeared first on Freakonomics.

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07 июля, 01:00

How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns?

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Season 6, Episode 44 This week on Freakonomics Radio: why are we so obsessed with lawns? Plus: Stephen J. Dubner talks to the British political operative trying to launch the United States’s next political revolution. To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns?” and […] The post How Stupid Is Our Obsession With Lawns? appeared first on Freakonomics.

06 июля, 06:00

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage

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Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in “marriageable” men. Surely the fracking boom reversed that trend, right? The post The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage appeared first on Freakonomics.

03 июля, 03:00

Getting There: TMSIDK Episode 21

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Che "Rhymefest" Smith, Ginger Evans and Mary Catherine Curran are panelists. The rapper/political organizer, the commissioner of Chicago's Department of Aviation and the comedian join us in the City of Big Shoulders for a show on transitions — from here to there, from low to high and from fish to humans. Jesse Dukes is fact-checker. The post Getting There: TMSIDK Episode 21 appeared first on Freakonomics.

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30 июня, 01:00

Food + Science = Victory!

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Season 6, Episode 43 This week on Freakonomics Radio: a full menu of goodies. First up: a nutrition detective. And then, Stephen J. Dubner explores the war on sugar. To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Food + Science = Victory!” and “There’s A War On Sugar. Is It Justified?” […] The post Food + Science = Victory! appeared first on Freakonomics.

29 июня, 06:00

The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast)

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How a pain-in-the-neck girl from rural Virginia came to run the most powerful university in the world. The post The Harvard President Will See You Now (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

27 июня, 00:41

Calling All Music-Industry Insiders and the Economists Who Love Them

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The Princeton economist Alan Krueger — he led the Council of Economic Advisers under Obama, and his research has been featured several times on Freakonomics.com — is among a group of scholars launching a new endeavor. It’s called the Music Industry Research Association, and they want you to come to their first conference, at UCLA, in August. […] The post Calling All Music-Industry Insiders and the Economists Who Love Them appeared first on Freakonomics.