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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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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.

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.

Influenza kills, but you’d never know it by how few of us get the vaccine.

Influenza kills, but you’d never know it by how few of us get the vaccine.

Most people blame lack of time for being out of shape. So maybe the solution is to exercise more efficiently.

Most people blame lack of time for being out of shape. So maybe the solution is to exercise more efficiently.

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