Greg Rosalsky

Producer, Freakonomics Radio

Greg Rosalsky appears in the following:

Remote working may be a win-win for employers, employees and — even the economy

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Nearly half of the American workforce is now working remotely at least one day a week. And new research shows that many employees consider remote work to be non-negotiable for their employment.


Why your bad boss will probably lose the remote-work wars

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Since 2020, office workers have waged an epic battle to work remotely. They're mostly winning.


The economics behind 'quiet quitting' — and what we should call it instead

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Is "quiet quitting" about being lazy or setting healthy boundaries? Is it even real? We dig into the data and ask workers themselves about what it means to them.


An economist studied popular finance tips. Some might be leading you astray

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

A Yale professor of finance read through 50 popular finance books to see how they square with traditional economic theory.


Inside the rise of 'stealerships' and the shady economics of car buying

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Car dealerships deploy tricks and traps to make as much money as they can from you. Here's what I learned when trying to buy a new car.


Someone stole my truck. I got a crash course on the wild black market for stolen cars

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, automakers began adopting an anti-theft technology that dramatically reduced car thefts. But why did it take so long?


A trio of economists have come up with a new way to evaluate the health of an economy

Friday, August 05, 2022

GDP has declined for a second quarter in a row — a common definition of a recession. But a group of economists are asking, why rely on that single number to determine the health of the economy?


Why the American Dream is more attainable in some cities than others

Monday, August 01, 2022

A blockbuster new study reveals a key factor explaining rates of upward mobility.


Want to lay off workers more smoothly? There's a startup for that

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The tech industry is in turmoil. But there's at least one startup that is thriving these days, and it's one that's helping other startups lay off workers.


Meet the new GDP prototype that tracks inequality

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A team of economists offers America a new way to look at economic growth. It's a sort of GDP prototype that tracks the well-being of different income groups.


Lean Out: Employees Are Accepting Lower Pay In Order To Work Remotely

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

A new study finds American companies are using remote work as a way to avoid giving workers raises; so much so that it's helping to moderate inflation.


The fight to fund abortions in post-Roe America

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

In post-Roe America, money is even more determinative of who can get an abortion and who can't. Abortion funds are trying to close the gap, but they are now forced to navigate a murky legal landscape.


The strange underground economy of tree poaching

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A new book dives deep into the fascinating criminal world of tree theft and efforts to combat it.


The tale of a distressed American town on the doorstep of a natural paradise

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The town of Orick sits just steps away from Redwood National Park. It has prime real estate for recreation and tourism, so why are its motels and restaurants shuttered and its residents impoverished?


Why The Racial Wealth Gap Is So Hard To Close

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A new study shows the simple math of why — absent radical measures — America's racial wealth gap won't be closing anytime soon.


Fear The Vibe Shift: Are We Entering A Recession?

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Despite low unemployment, solid spending, and continued job growth, signs are flashing that the U.S. economy is headed for another downturn.


Ben Bernanke's Lessons From 'The Great Inflation'

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

In a new book, Ben Bernanke explains how and why the U.S. Federal Reserve has evolved to play such an important role in the economy.


The case for revolutionizing child care in America

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A new book argues that greater public support for parents is critical for the brain development of America's kids.


How Putin Conquered Russia's Oligarchy

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

In 2000, Vladimir Putin began targeting oligarchs who did not bend to his authority. The loyalists who remained — and new ones who subsequently got rich — became like ATM machines for the president.


How 'shock therapy' created Russian oligarchs and paved the path for Putin

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

In the 1990s, reformers adopted a radical economic program in Russia. It devastated ordinary Russians and created a new class of oligarchs. And it explains the rise of Putin and the leader he is today