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17 мая, 06:00

Does Doing Good Give You License to Be Bad?

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Corporate Social Responsibility programs can attract better job applicants who'll work for less money. But they also encourage employees to misbehave. Don’t laugh — you too probably engage in “moral licensing,” even if you don’t know it. The post Does Doing Good Give You License to Be Bad? appeared first on Freakonomics.

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10 мая, 06:00

5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing

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We all like to throw around terms that describe human behavior — “bystander apathy” and “steep learning curve” and “hard-wired.” Most of the time, they don’t actually mean what we think they mean. But don’t worry — the experts are getting it wrong, too. The post 5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing appeared first on Freakonomics.

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03 мая, 06:00

Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast)

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A breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate hunger and disease; it could also lead to the sort of dystopia we used to only read about in sci-fi novels. So what happens next? The post Evolution, Accelerated (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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26 апреля, 06:00

The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted

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Sure, medical progress has been astounding. But today the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Atul Gawande — cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author — has some simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system. The post The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted appeared first on Freakonomics.

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19 апреля, 06:00

Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2)

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Three former White House economists weigh in on the new tax bill. A sample: “The overwhelming evidence is that the trickle-down, magic-beanstalk beans argument — that’s just nonsense.” The post Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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12 апреля, 06:00

Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1)

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Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains the thinking behind the controversial new Republican tax package — and why its critics are wrong. (Next week, we’ll hear from the critics.) The post Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1) appeared first on Freakonomics.

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09 апреля, 06:00

Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview

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Stephen Dubner's conversation with the founder and longtime C.E.O. of Bridgewater Associates, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” The post Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview appeared first on Freakonomics.

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05 апреля, 06:00

The Invisible Paw

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Humans, it has long been thought, are the only animal to engage in economic activity. But what if we've had it exactly backward? The post The Invisible Paw appeared first on Freakonomics.

02 апреля, 06:00

Extra: Mark Zuckerberg Full Interview

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Stephen Dubner's conversation with the Facebook founder and C.E.O., recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” The post Extra: Mark Zuckerberg Full Interview appeared first on Freakonomics.

29 марта, 06:00

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Rebroadcast)

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The bad news: roughly 70 percent of Americans are financially illiterate. The good news: all the important stuff can fit on one index card. Here’s how to become your own financial superhero. The post Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Money (But Were Afraid to Ask) (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.

26 марта, 06:00

Extra: Carol Bartz Full Interview

Stephen Dubner's conversation with the former C.E.O. of Yahoo, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.” The post Extra: Carol Bartz Full Interview appeared first on Freakonomics.

22 марта, 06:00

The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money (Rebroadcast)

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It’s hard enough to save for a house, tuition, or retirement. So why are we willing to pay big fees for subpar investment returns? Enter the low-cost index fund. The revolution will not be monetized. The post The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics.