Freakonomics

    Freakonomics

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    • In their books "Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics," Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explor...

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    How to Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps (Rebroadcast)

    Okay, maybe the steps aren't so easy. But a program run out of a Toronto housing project has had great success in turning around kids who were headed ... Read more

    February 3, 2016 | 30 min

    Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Rebroadcast)

    If U.S. schoolteachers are indeed "just a little bit below average," it's not really their fault. So what should be done about it?

    January 27, 2016 | 37 min

    Do Boycotts Work?

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the South African divestment campaign, Chick-fil-A! Almost anyone can launch a boycott, and the media loves to cover them.... Read more

    January 20, 2016 | 37 min

    How to Be Less Terrible at Predicting the Future

    Experts and pundits are notoriously bad at forecasting, in part because they aren't punished for bad predictions. Also, they tend to be deeply unscien... Read more

    January 13, 2016 | 47 min

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