feral pigs http://mtpr.net en The Cobra Effect - Freakonomic Special http://mtpr.net/post/cobra-effect-freakonomic-special <p>12/19/2013 - If you want to get rid of a nasty invasive pest, it might seem sensible to offer a bounty.&nbsp; But as we'll hear in this episode of Freakonomics Radio, bounties can backfire.&nbsp; We look at bounties on snakes in Delhi, rats in Hanoi, and feral pigs in Fort Benning, Georgia.&nbsp; In each case, bounty seekers came up with creative ways to maximize their payoff - and pest populations grew.&nbsp; Host Stephen Dubner talks to Steve Levitt about how incentives don't always work out the way you'd expect.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 12256 at http://mtpr.net The Cobra Effect - Freakonomic Special