The world is a more peaceful place today that at any time in history — by a long, long shot.
Posts by Stephen J. Dubner
You know the saying: a winner never quits and a quitter never wins. To which Freakonomics Radio says … Are you sure?
There are more than twice as many suicides as murders in the U.S., but suicide attracts far less scrutiny. Freakonomics Radio digs through the numbers and finds all kinds of surprises.
Think you know how much parents matter? Think again. Economists crunch the numbers to learn the ROI on child-rearing.
We worship the tradition of handing off a family business to the next generation. But is that really such a good idea?
Freakonomics Radio hits the road, and plays some Quiz Bowl
What did Levitt and Dubner learn as kids from their dads?
For decades, GDP has been the yardstick for measuring living standards around the world. Martha Nussbaum would rather use something that actually works.
To get a lot of followers on Twitter, do you need to follow a lot of other Tweeps? And if not, why not?
Since the beginning of civilization, we’ve thought that human waste was worthless and dangerous. What if we were wrong?