Greg Rosalsky

Producer, Freakonomics Radio

Greg Rosalsky appears in the following:

A Guardian of Global Capitalism Warns Capitalism Has A Problem

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The IMF finds companies are getting increasingly powerful. Here's why that's bad for consumers and for the whole economy.


Are Plastic Bag Bans Garbage?

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

A national movement to ban plastic bags is gaining steam, but these restrictions may actually hurt the environment more than help it.


When Computers Collude

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Companies are increasingly using algorithms to set their prices, but is that giving them too much power over consumers?


The Evidence Against Rent Control

Friday, March 29, 2019

Rent control is returning to some communities. But evidence suggests there are better ways to keep low-income people housed.


Why Hasn't The Gig Economy Killed Traditional Work?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Recent studies suggest we're not witnessing the dawn of a new gig economy. What accounts for the resilience of traditional employment?


What Alan Krueger Taught Us

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The renowned economist and former Obama adviser Alan Krueger died this past weekend. We look at his enormous legacy.


Are Doctors Overpaid?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It's Match Week, when med students apply for residencies. An economist argues this residency system is a key reason why U.S. doctors are paid around twice much as doctors in other rich nations.


The Return of Rent Control

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Oregon just passed a rent control law. Economists have seen this movie before—and they are not eager to see the sequel.


Why A Wealth Tax Didn't Work In Europe

Friday, March 01, 2019

Elizabeth Warren has proposed a wealth tax. It's an idea that's been tried in Europe. We look at why it failed there and its prospects in the U.S.


If a Wealth Tax is Such a Good Idea, Why Did Europe Kill Theirs?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a new kind of U.S. tax policy: a wealth tax. But the policy faces serious hurdles, including lessons from a failed experiment in Europe and a constitutional challenge


Are Movies Getting Better?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spoiler Alert: An economist has evidence that we're in a golden age of cinema.


The Baby-Less Recovery

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In the wake of the Great Recession, the U.S. fertility rate has dipped to a record low. Why hasn't it recovered with the broader economy?


What The Future Of Work Means For Cities

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

One of the nation's top economists explores the past and future of work in cities. He finds that opportunities for workers without a college degree are drying up.


Econ, Too

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

At the year's biggest economics conference, gender issues were the main event.


Happy Birthday, Tax Cuts!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Is Trump's tax cut helping working people?