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

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:00:04 +0000

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.”

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

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 03:00:43 +0000

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.)

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Extra: Ray Dalio Full Interview

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 03:00:05 +0000

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.”

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The Invisible Paw

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 03:00:06 +0000

Humans, it has long been thought, are the only animal to engage in economic activity. But what if we've had it exactly backward?

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Extra: Mark Zuckerberg Full Interview

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 03:00:52 +0000

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.”

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

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 03:00:01 +0000

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.

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Extra: Carol Bartz Full Interview

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 03:00:07 +0000

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.”

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

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:00:45 +0000

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.

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Extra: Jack Welch Full Interview

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:00:39 +0000

Stephen Dubner's conversation with the former longtime C.E.O. of General Electric, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Secret Life of a C.E.O.”

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How to Train Your Dragon Child

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:00:40 +0000

Every 12 years, there’s a spike in births among certain communities across the globe, including the U.S. Why? Because the Year of the Dragon, according to Chinese folk belief, confers power, fortune, and more. We look at what happens to Dragon babies when they grow up, and why timing your kid’s birth based on the zodiac isn't as ridiculous it sounds.

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