The Stupidest Thing You Can Do With Your Money (Rebroadcast)
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.
Extra: Jack Welch Full Interview
Stephen Dubner's conversation with the former longtime C.E.O. of General Electric, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “ ”
How to Train Your Dragon Child
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.
Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview
Stephen Dubner's conversation with the C.E.O. of Microsoft, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “ ”
Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It
Whether it's a giant infrastructure plan or a humble kitchen renovation, it'll inevitably take way too long and cost way too much. That's because you suffer from “the planning fallacy.” (You also have an “optimism bias” and a bad case of overconfidence.) But don't worry: we've got the solution.