People respond to incentives, although not necessarily in ways that are predictable. Join Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of the bestselling Freakonomics as they challenge you to think differently about a range of controversial subjects.

Did TV cause a rise in crime? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? And can eating kangaroo save the planet?

With Steven Levitt, professor of economics, University of Chicago and Stephen Dubner, author and journalist.

Chair: Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA

Suggested hashtag for Twitter users: #superfreakonomics

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