Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Why better football helmets cause more brain damage

“What Do NASCAR Drivers, Glenn Beck, and the Hitmen of the NFL Have in Common?”

The answer? Each of them shows how risk is becoming a sort of luxury good. It’s a program about safety measures, the Peltzman Effect, and (mis)conceptions about danger (including, yes, fatal shark attacks."

Freakonomics Radio launches its inaugural podcast. Read more here.

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