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Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1

Sunday, July 29, 2012

What's a college degree really worth these days?

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Comments [5]

Elena

Is everyone really talking about the music and not the matter at hand in this video?!

Aug. 24 2014 02:34 PM
Austin from Stavanger

Kevin: Thanks! That's exactly the song I was thinking of.

Aug. 01 2012 05:02 AM
Kevin from San Diego, CA

Austin: the guitar/organ song played at the midway break is Jug-R-Not by The Civil Tones: http://www.gettyimages.com/music/download-songs/rock-surf-153864-jug-r-not

You might have luck identifying other music using a service like Shazam.

Jul. 31 2012 09:24 PM
Donald Bretzger from Eatontown NJ

If we seriously want to get rid of standard algebra because too many flunk, what is the data from other countries? Or why not get rid of standard English or History or Biology? Is this the correct way to look at the problem?

Jul. 31 2012 07:31 AM
Austin from Stavanger

Where can I find a list of the songs played in this episode? There was some really great stuff, and I'd love to hear more of it!

Jul. 30 2012 02:21 AM

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