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Are We Cynics?: DVD Bonus
Levitt and Dubner explain how they're not cynics, and that the first step towards good thinking is to get rid of wishful thinking.
20/20 Freakonomics Segment Preview: Good Morning America
Stephen Dubner talks about the book Freakonomics, what young straight-A black students share with celebrities and how beauty pageant winners are like crack dealers.
America's Penny Dilemma: 60 Minutes
The country's love affair with the penny is hard to shake, but inflation has rendered the penny nearly valueless. Stephen Dubner asks: what good is a coin that buys nothing?
Best Intentions Gone Astray: Good Morning America
Gym membership and gift cards - they reflect some good intentions, but does it really push us in the right direction?
Are We Biased?: DVD Bonus
Rather than taking sides, the Freakonomics guys take a different approach.
What countries want from their diasporas
Not so long ago, countries mostly ignored their diasporas. But, rather like alumni relations offices, diaspora ministries and departments are now popping up around the world. When Ireland was struggling in 2009, it convened an expat conference aimed at convincing the well-...
Videographic: What would happen if California was split up?
California cleaving, an animated infographic. Splitting up the golden state isn't easy. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/OV11Ih
Do we live in a multiverse?
It has long been thought that our universe is all there is, but it is possible we may live in just one of many. This is the second in our six-part series on unsolved mysteries in science. Read the accompanying article: http://www.economist.com/news/science-brief/21660968-...
Flexible, stretchable electronics
Flexible, stretchable electronics Computing devices do not have to be rigid and flat, but could be delightfully twisty, says John Rogers, professor of material science Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter....
Economist "Did you know?"
This 'Did You Know video?' video from The Economist focuses on the changing media landscape, including convergence and technology Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www...