Did racism motivate Trump's voters? (Stephen Dubner, co-author, 'Freakonomics')

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Did racism motivate Trump's voters? (Stephen Dubner, co-author, 'Freakonomics')

Thursday, 1 December

Journalist and "Freakonomics" co-author Stephen Dubner talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about how behavioral economics can explain Donald Trump's victory, arguing that racism and xenophobia are symptoms of a deeper-felt economic resentment. He also discusses widespread misunderstandings about probability and offers a partial defense of poll aggregators like FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver. Later in the show, Dubner explains how "Freakonomics" became a mini media empire, why he's now almost all-in on podcasting and how Bruce Springsteen convinced him to quit rock and roll. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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