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Tagged with “freakonomics radio” (4)

  1. In Praise of Incrementalism (Ep. 264) - Freakonomics Freakonomics

    What do Renaissance painting, civil-rights movements, and Olympic cycling have in common? In each case, huge breakthroughs came from taking tiny steps. In a world where everyone is looking for the next moonshot, we shouldn’t ignore the power of incrementalism.

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  2. An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar… (Ep. 343) - Freakonomics Freakonomics

    In this live episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” we learn why New York has skinny skyscrapers, how to weaponize water, and what astronauts talk about in space. Joining Stephen J. Dubner as co-host is the linguist John McWhorter; Bari Weiss (The New York Times) is the real-time fact-checker.

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  3. In Praise of Maintenance - Freakonomics

    Is adequate maintenance more important for a growing society than exciting innovation? (Photo: Marc A. Hermann/MTA New York City Transit)

    Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “In Praise of Maintenance”

    Has our culture’s obsession with innovation led us to neglect the fact that things also need to be taken care of?

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