Planet Money

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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

China is trying a bold experiment to help people trust each other more: The social credit score. Will it work? Does it go too far?

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The first lottery was a royal affair with poems, golden flatware and invited criminals. Also, how someone won the lottery over and over.
#870: Trump vs. Red Tape Oct. 19, 2018
President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?
#453: What Causes What? Oct. 17, 2018
We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.
Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.
Bill Nordhaus just won the economics Nobel. In this show: He shows how history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.
#868: Moneyland Oct. 5, 2018
We follow writer Oliver Bullough as he explores how stolen money moves around the world, and what that might mean for democracies.
Ever seen one of those signs asking if you want to work from home? We find out what happens when you call.
We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.
We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.
We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money... All of it.
#865: Tweak This Sept. 21, 2018
We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.
#865: Tweak This Sept. 21, 2018
We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.
How one man took the onion market hostage.
How one man took the onion market hostage.
We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.
We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.
In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.
In honor of our 10th anniversary, we revisit our very first episode.
#863: The 13th Hole Sept. 8, 2018
What a hole-in-one gone awry says about the state of charity.