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The Colbert Report -- Tim Harford

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Stephen Colbert interviews economist Tim Harford about his then-recent book, Logic of Life. Harford and Colbert discuss a number of items that people may consider irrational, but actually turn out to be rational like voting, unprotected sex, and smoking. 13 more words

Television

The Colbert Report -- Roland Fryer

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Stephen Colbert interviews Harvard economist Roland Fryer about his pay-for-learning system in Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City. Fryer discusses the incentive mechanism that his team developed in order to encourage learning across those three cities.

Television

The Colbert Report -- College Credit

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Stephen goes through the issues associated with the earning potential of various degrees. This satirical piece points out that college students receive credit for different courses, but they aren’t charged differently for their credit. 24 more words

Labor Economics

"Truthinews!" Telling ourselves what we want to hear and when we want to hear it.

By Nathan Parker

September 19th, 2017

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In a 2013 piece called “The Word” on Steven Colbert’s The Colbert Report, Steven discusses the inadequacies of news networks by relying on their audience to relay to the news networks, what they want to hear and when they want to hear it.   480 more words

Comedy; It's No Laughing Matter

I was having a conversation with someone yesterday about script ideas when I mentioned I was working on a romantic comedy. The response I got was pretty much “why don’t you aim higher?”. 956 more words

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The Colbert Report: Evan Osnos & Cashmere

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Evan Osnos discusses many of the externalities that arise from the increased production of Cashmere in China over the past decade. Osnos explains that cashmere goats in China have sharp hooves that tear up the landscape and create dust, which then travels to the United States and reduces air quality, particularly along the west coast. 56 more words

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Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye To Bill O'Reilly By Bringing Back His Alter Ego, Stephen Colbert

In case you hadn’t heard, Bill O’Reilly is having a hell of a bad week. After decades of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse, Fox News… 314 more words

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