What Is the Future of Suburbia? A Freakonomics Quorum

...collapse.” Several months ago, we ran a quorum here about urbanization, pegged to the fact that more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. Given the economic...

A Freakonomics Quorum: How to Save the African Rhino?

...smart people we know or tracked down, who might have particular insights to this particular problem. As such, we bring you the inaugural Freakonomics quorum, composed of the following group:...

The Debate over Teacher Merit Pay: A Freakonomics Quorum

...right conclusion to draw? For answers to these and related questions, we decided to convene a Freakonomics Quorum. We reached out to a handful of education researchers and experts, and...

Why Has There Been So Much Hacking Lately? Or Is It Just Reported More? A Freakonomics Quorum

...But is there really more hacking than usual of late, or are we just more observant? To answer this question, we put together a Freakonomics Quorum of cyber-security and I.T....

Freakonomics Quorum: Why, During a Bad Economy, Does Crime Continue to Fall?

...the issue, it seemed like a good time to convene a Freakonomics Quorum. We put out the following question to a group of experts including some of the very academics...

How Prevalent Is Insider Trading? And What's to Be Done About It? A Freakonomics Quorum

...the rise.” So it seemed a good time to put together a Freakonomics Quorum and ask a couple of straightforward questions: Just how prevalent is insider trading? And what, if...

What Happens Next as the World Turns Away From Nuclear Power? A Freakonomics Quorum

...To answer these and related questions, we convened a Freakonomics Quorum and asked our participants the following: With Japan deciding not to expand its nuclear power base, and Germany and...

What Would Happen if Marijuana Were Decriminalized? A Freakonomics Quorum

...Photo: Alejandro Forero Cuervo Two years ago we ran a quorum debating the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana. Since then, a largely theoretical debate has moved quite substantially...

The Worst Mistake I Ever Made: An Economists' Parenting Quorum

...supplement to the podcast, we thought it would be fun to convene a Freakonomics Quorum and ask some of our contributors, not for their best moment as a parent, but...

What’s Your Best Idea to Cut Gun Deaths? A Freakonomics Quorum

...the past; today we present a quorum with a very narrow focus: what are some good ideas to cut gun deaths? Let’s put aside for a moment the standard discussions...