David Kestenbaum appears in the following:
Friday, May 29, 2015
The economist John Maynard Keynes imagined a future world where people no longer need to work. NPR's Planet Money podcast brings you a work of audio fiction inspired by Keynes' question.
Friday, May 15, 2015
The Obama administration's new budget plan proposes closing a Social Security loophole. The loophole allows some couples to get up to $50,000 extra.
Friday, May 08, 2015
When young people go to casinos, they aren't playing slot machines. Our Planet Money team talks to a man who thinks he can make slot machines that younger people will want to play.
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Some casinos are trying to attract players by switching out games based on luck for games relying on skill. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 29, 2015.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Some casinos are trying a new strategy to attract players. They're switching out games based on luck for games of skill. NPR's Planet Money goes to Atlantic City to try one of these experiments.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
NPR's Planet Money profiles a Hungarian immigrant who pioneered computerized trading. Thomas Peterffy struggled for years and experimented with many techniques, including a typing robot.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when investors are betting on your fall.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Economics jokes can be hard enough to understand, let alone laugh at. NPR's Planet Money team recently tried some of its own jokes out on a live audience at a small comedy club in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Economists often use computer models to try to understand the economy. Planet Money checks back in on a model it used a few years ago to predict what would happen with unemployment.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Our Planet Money team shorted the entire U.S. stock market. The team learned they had some good company in their short, billionaire George Soros also shorted the S&P — but his strategy was different.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Looking at the list of the ten most shorted stocks out there can tell a lot about the economy and human nature. David Kestenbaum from our Planet Money podcast takes us through the list.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Greece has been renegotiating its bailout deal with the European Union. The man guiding the country is new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. A few years ago he was working for a video game company.
Friday, February 20, 2015
For most of U.S. history, there was no minimum wage. Politicians passed laws tiptoeing toward one. But the Supreme Court struck those laws down. We look at how the U.S. finally got a minimum wage.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
If you own a stock, you're betting that the company will be worth more in the future. But there is another kind of bet you can place: A bet that will make you money if things go bad.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something almost no one wanted.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A jubilee is an idea that dates back to Biblical times. The idea was that every 50 years or so there would be this moment where debts would be forgiven. The jubilee has not gotten a lot of traction in the modern world, but right now, Iceland is actually trying it.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Members of OPEC meet this week. It used to be the world held its breath when this happened, worried what the meeting would mean for oil prices. But experts say times have changed.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Two Planet Money listeners had an idea for how to make money off used textbooks. They gathered a year's worth of data to test their theory.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.