An Economist Walks into a Brothel

Masters in Business | 19 July 2019 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Allison Schrager, economist, writer and co-founder of the risk advisory firm Lifecycle Finance Partners LLC. Discusses her book An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk. Insightful perspectives on risk.

Robert Aronowitz on Risky Medicine

EconTalk | 9 November 2015 | 1h 10m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Should women get routine mammograms? Should men get regular PSA exams? Interview with Robert Aronowitz, author of Risky Medicine, about the increasing focus on risk reduction rather than health itself as a goal. Discusses the social and political forces that push us toward more preventive testing even when those tests have not been shown to be effective. A provocative look at the opportunity cost of risk-reduction.