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Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there's a Freakonomics podcast, hosted by Dubner. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.

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Sure, we all want to make good personal decisions, but it doesn't always work out. That's where "temptation bundling" comes in.

Every year, Edge.org asks its salon of big thinkers to answer one big question. This year's question borders on heresy: what scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Advertisers have always been adept at manipulating our emotions. Now they're using behavioral economics to get even better.

Jim Yong Kim has an unorthodox background for a World Bank president -- and his reign thus far is just as unorthodox.

The White House is hosting an anti-terror summit next week. Summits being what they are, we try to offer some useful advice.

It's a centerpiece of U.S. climate policy and a sacred cow among environmentalists. Does it work?

Economists preach the gospel of "creative destruction," whereby new industries -- and jobs -- replace the old ones. But has creative destruction become too destructive?

As Kevin Kelly tells it, the hippie revolution and the computer revolution are nearly one and the same.

As Kevin Kelly tells it, the hippie revolution and the computer revolution are nearly one and the same.

Verbal tic or strategic rejoinder? Whatever the case: it’s rare to come across an interview these days where at least one question isn’t a “great” one.

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