Chana Joffe-Walt

Chana Joffe-Walt appears in the following:

The Town Where Everyone Talks About Death

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In La Crosse, Wisconsin, almost everyone plans for their death. Not coincidentally, La Crosse spends less on end-of-life care than any other place in the country.


I Know I'm Supposed To Follow My Passion. But What If I Don't Have A Passion?

Thursday, May 09, 2013

A young college grad asks an economist for advice.


Former Social Security Commissioners and Others Respond to Our Disability Story

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Our series on government disability programs continues to provoke debate.


Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It's called a use tax. Accountants and tax lawyers are some of the only people who pay it.


The Tax Code, Translated Into Plain English

Friday, April 12, 2013

Intangible drilling costs! De minimis fringe! And other essential corners of the tax code, explained.


Americans On Disability Play An Increasingly Important Role In The Economy

Friday, March 29, 2013

Audie Cornish talks with Chana Joffe-Walt of the Planet Money team about her series on federal disability benefits.


Kids May Stay On Disability If Their Parents Rely On The Check

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In a continuing exploration of the nation's disability system, Planet Money looks at one of the fastest growing categories of disability recipients: children. The number of children o...


Moving People From Welfare To Disability Rolls Is A Profitable, Full-Time Job

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Planet Money looks at company called PCG which state governments hire to move people off of welfare and onto disability. States hire PCG to do this because states pay part of the bill...


Planet Money on Disability

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chana Joffe-Walt, reporter for NPR's Planet Money, discusses her This American Life piece  on the rise in the number of people on disability.

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Expanded Definition Of Disability Created Million Dollar Opportunity For Lawyers

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we explore the world of disability lawyers.


In One Alabama County, Nearly 1 In 4 Working-Age Adults Is On Disability

Monday, March 25, 2013

As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we visit Hale County, Ala., where nearly one in four working-age people are on disability.

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14 Million Americans Don't Work Due To Disability, And The Number Is Growing

Friday, March 22, 2013

In the last 15 years the number of people in the U.S. receiving payments from the federal government for disability has nearly doubled. Why? Two experts have been trying to unravel the mystery.

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Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

Friday, March 22, 2013

The story of federal disability programs — who goes on them, and why, and what happens after that — is, to a large extent, the story of the U.S. economy.

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Without Magic, Santa Would Need 12 Million Employees

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How do you deliver presents to 760 million children in one night? Experts at FedEx and UPS talk us through the numbers.


What The Apollo Astronauts Did For Life Insurance

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, he had to solve a more prosaic problem.


We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

Friday, July 27, 2012

What is striking about all the offshore services available today is that while they are totally legal, the system seems to make it easy to get away with things that are not legal.

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