Freakonomics

Documentary Special
1:15 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

The Cobra Effect - Freakonomic Special

12/19/2013 - If you want to get rid of a nasty invasive pest, it might seem sensible to offer a bounty.  But as we'll hear in this episode of Freakonomics Radio, bounties can backfire.  We look at bounties on snakes in Delhi, rats in Hanoi, and feral pigs in Fort Benning, Georgia.  In each case, bounty seekers came up with creative ways to maximize their payoff - and pest populations grew.  Host Stephen Dubner talks to Steve Levitt about how incentives don't always work out the way you'd expect.

Women are not Men
1:31 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Freakonomics - Women are not Men

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?

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