Freakonomics Radio
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 7:00pm
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We've all heard our share of poignant and loving eulogies, but what if the deceased was (gulp) a real jerk? Ancient wisdom tells us not to speak ill of the dead, but in this very chatty age, which includes online obituaries, what happens to a person's reputation once they're no longer around to defend themselves?