Freakonomics, Alternate History, and The Rise of Renewables

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Final phase in the construction of windmills on the Belgian part of the North Sea.

Stephen Dubner celebrates the 10th anniversary of Freakonomics with the book When to Rob a Bank. Comedian Greg Proops attempts to blow our minds with The Smartest Book in the World. Viet Thanh Nguyen with his debut novel, The Sympathizer. Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch Institutes, on shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy.