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Baby's first market failure 03 February 2023 00:23:14
Anyone who has tried shopping for day care knows that it is tough out there.For one, it is hard even to get your hands on information about costs, either online or over the phone – day cares will often only share their prices after you have taken a tour of their facilities. Even once you find a plac...
Baby's first market failure
Anyone who has tried shopping for day care knows that it is tough out there.For one, it is hard even to get your hands on information about costs, either online or over the phone – day cares will often only share their prices after you have taken a tour of their facilities. Even once you find a plac...
Groundhog Day 2023 01 February 2023 00:24:02
Each year on February 2, the only story anyone can talk about is whether or not a groundhog has seen its shadow. Our hosts try to find the story to break this news cycle curse.
Groundhog Day 2023
Each year on February 2, the only story anyone can talk about is whether or not a groundhog has seen its shadow. Our hosts try to find the story to break this news cycle curse.
To all the econ papers I've loved before 27 January 2023 00:24:29
How a great economics paper can surprise you, delight you, and even change your life.
To all the econ papers I've loved before
How a great economics paper can surprise you, delight you, and even change your life.
The story of "Monopoly" and American capitalism 26 January 2023 00:22:25
Monopoly is a game legendary for its celebration of American capitalism, but its creator envisioned something very different.
The story of "Monopoly" and American capitalism
Monopoly is a game legendary for its celebration of American capitalism, but its creator envisioned something very different.
Charles Ponzi's scheme 21 January 2023 00:22:53
Some of history's biggest financial scams owe their name to Charles Ponzi. Here's the story of the man behind the eponymous scheme.
Charles Ponzi's scheme
Some of history's biggest financial scams owe their name to Charles Ponzi. Here's the story of the man behind the eponymous scheme.
Big Rigged (Classic) 18 January 2023 00:24:07
Driving a truck used to mean freedom. Now it means a mountain of debt.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney
Big Rigged (Classic)
Driving a truck used to mean freedom. Now it means a mountain of debt.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney
Two Indicators: The 2% inflation target 13 January 2023 00:18:21
If the Fed had a mantra to go along with its mandate, it might well be "two percent." We look into how that became the target inflation rate, why some economists are calling for a change and how the inflation rate becomes unanchored.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/pla...
Two Indicators: The 2% inflation target
If the Fed had a mantra to go along with its mandate, it might well be "two percent." We look into how that became the target inflation rate, why some economists are calling for a change and how the inflation rate becomes unanchored.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/pla...
Planet Money Movie Club: It's a Wonderful Life 11 January 2023 00:23:15
Welcome to the Planet Money Movie Club, a regular series from Planet Money+ in which we watch an economics-related movie and discuss! On today's episode, Kenny Malone, Wailin Wong, and Willa Rubin talk about Frank Capra's 1946 classic 'It's A Wonderful Life.' They discuss CPI adjustments, how a copy...
Planet Money Movie Club: It's a Wonderful Life
Welcome to the Planet Money Movie Club, a regular series from Planet Money+ in which we watch an economics-related movie and discuss! On today's episode, Kenny Malone, Wailin Wong, and Willa Rubin talk about Frank Capra's 1946 classic 'It's A Wonderful Life.' They discuss CPI adjustments, how a copy...
The economics lessons in kids' books 06 January 2023 00:29:03
All sorts of lessons (even about economics) can be learned from kids' books. On today's show, we visit an elementary school to try to teach third graders econ using some beloved childrens' classics. And, along the way, we learn a few things ourselves.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or a...
The economics lessons in kids' books
All sorts of lessons (even about economics) can be learned from kids' books. On today's show, we visit an elementary school to try to teach third graders econ using some beloved childrens' classics. And, along the way, we learn a few things ourselves.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or a...
The Rest of the Story, 2022 31 December 2022 00:24:25
It's that time of year again! Our annual year-end tradition of checking in on previous stories to hear what happened after the microphones stopped running.
The Rest of the Story, 2022
It's that time of year again! Our annual year-end tradition of checking in on previous stories to hear what happened after the microphones stopped running.
Which economic indicator defined 2022? 28 December 2022 00:10:34
Hosts of Planet Money and The Indicator make their cases for which economic indicator defined 2022.
Which economic indicator defined 2022?
Hosts of Planet Money and The Indicator make their cases for which economic indicator defined 2022.
In defense of gift giving 24 December 2022 00:21:38
Cold economic reasoning says, supposedly, that gifts are inefficient transfers of wealth. But Planet Money host Jeff Guo believes in the economic virtues of gift giving. On today's show, Jeff tries to win over Planet Money's resident Scrooge, Kenny Malone, by going on a quest to find him the perfect...
In defense of gift giving
Cold economic reasoning says, supposedly, that gifts are inefficient transfers of wealth. But Planet Money host Jeff Guo believes in the economic virtues of gift giving. On today's show, Jeff tries to win over Planet Money's resident Scrooge, Kenny Malone, by going on a quest to find him the perfect...
Two Indicators: The fight over ESG investing 21 December 2022 00:22:07
"ESG" investing – Environmental, Social, Governance – has attracted a lot of attention from investors, and from Republican politicians who call it "woke investing." On today's show, what the fight over ESG reveals about the potential and limitations of sustainable investing.Subscribe to Planet Money...
Two Indicators: The fight over ESG investing
"ESG" investing – Environmental, Social, Governance – has attracted a lot of attention from investors, and from Republican politicians who call it "woke investing." On today's show, what the fight over ESG reveals about the potential and limitations of sustainable investing.Subscribe to Planet Money...
The sports ticket price enigma 16 December 2022 00:28:32
Inflation is making prices go up, except not for...sports tickets? So, we set out on a daylong sporting event marathon to learn why.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.
The sports ticket price enigma
Inflation is making prices go up, except not for...sports tickets? So, we set out on a daylong sporting event marathon to learn why.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.
Spam call bounty hunter 14 December 2022 00:26:34
Telemarketing calls are not only annoying; in some cases, they are illegal. Congress even gives you the right to sue scofflaw telemarketers for $500 a call. Today, the story of one man who collected a surprising amount of money bringing telemarketers to justice. Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple P...
Spam call bounty hunter
Telemarketing calls are not only annoying; in some cases, they are illegal. Congress even gives you the right to sue scofflaw telemarketers for $500 a call. Today, the story of one man who collected a surprising amount of money bringing telemarketers to justice. Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple P...

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