Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “Introducing ‘Freakonomics Experiments.’” ...
In it, Steve Levitt tells Kai Ryssdal about a new website we’ve just launched that will help you make tough decisions in life while also taking part in academic research. And there’s Freakonomics swag to be had, too.
I've signed up, got help with a decision and took a survey. Here is the first email I received:
Dear John Whitehead,
You just flipped a coin as a part of Freakonomics Experiments to answer your question Should I splurge on an expensive meal? The coin came up heads—or that you should splurge on an expensive meal. We know that this is a big decision, and we’ll leave you alone over the next two months as you take this step.
In about two months, we’ll check in with you to see how you’re doing. At that time, we’ll send you a link with a short follow-up survey, and we’ll give you another chance to win some more Freakonomics prizes.
We’re so glad you are a member of the Freakonomics Experiments team!
I decided not to let the flip of a coin determine if I should grow a mustache.