Planet Money

by NPR

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.

  

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#945: The Liberty City

A man in Texas had a dream: To build a whole new kind of city, with no property tax, no debt, and a whole lot of freedom. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 19 October 2019 | 12:11 am


#753: Blockchain Gang

Charlie Shrem went from living in his parents' basement, to bitcoin millionaire, to federal prison in just a few years. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 16 October 2019 | 8:23 pm


#944: We Should Have Mentioned That

Sometimes we forget to mention something. And our listeners always let us know. Today on the show, we make good. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 11 October 2019 | 11:51 pm


#763: BOTUS

Two years ago, we built a machine that bought and sold stocks automatically based on President Trump's tweets. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 9 October 2019 | 8:19 pm


#943: Unicorn Cowboy

The risk-addicted investor who made WeWork possible and changed the way startups work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 4 October 2019 | 10:42 pm


#942: Capitalism In The Courtroom

Investors can fund lawsuits for profit, which gives more people access to the courts. But some worry it will warp the justice system. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 2 October 2019 | 9:36 pm


#941: Three Bets

We jog to New Jersey to bet on tennis, we solve a mystery in Las Vegas, and we venture into the world of video game loot. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 28 September 2019 | 12:51 am


#770: When India's Cash Disappeared

When India suddenly got rid of most of its cash, in an effort to end corruption and modernize its economy, chaos ensued. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 25 September 2019 | 9:56 pm


#940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

All over the world, interest rates are very, very low. In some places, they're negative: you lend out money, and get less back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.


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Posted on 20 September 2019 | 9:29 pm