Freakonomics http://kufm.org en The Cobra Effect - Freakonomic Special http://kufm.org/post/cobra-effect-freakonomic-special <p>12/19/2013 - If you want to get rid of a nasty invasive pest, it might seem sensible to offer a bounty.&nbsp; But as we'll hear in this episode of Freakonomics Radio, bounties can backfire.&nbsp; We look at bounties on snakes in Delhi, rats in Hanoi, and feral pigs in Fort Benning, Georgia.&nbsp; In each case, bounty seekers came up with creative ways to maximize their payoff - and pest populations grew.&nbsp; Host Stephen Dubner talks to Steve Levitt about how incentives don't always work out the way you'd expect.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 12256 at http://kufm.org The Cobra Effect - Freakonomic Special Freakonomics - Women are not Men http://kufm.org/post/freakonomics-women-are-not-men <p><strong>10/17/2013 - Women are different from men in some key areas. For example, the data show that women don’t drown, edit Wikipedia, commit crime, or file patents at anywhere near the same rate as men do. How else are women different? </strong></p><p><a href="http://freakonomics.com/" target="_blank">http://freakonomics.com/</a></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:31:48 +0000 Sue Ginn 9829 at http://kufm.org