Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Not all debt collectors work at banks or big, corporate agencies. Many work at small, storefront shops. At least one worked in a former karate studio.
Friday, October 03, 2014
What the fine print in my policy says about how insurance works.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Money market accounts are so dull that many people use them like checking accounts. But they're riskier than checking accounts, and federal regulators are proposing new rules to deal with those risks.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
At the movies, a ticket to a sold-out blockbuster costs the same as a ticket to a bomb playing in an empty theater. Jacob Goldstein of the Planet Money team finds out why.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Simple wooden pallets make transporting items, loading and unloading easier. Our Planet Money team dives deep into the pallet world to see how this ubiquitous item is changing.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Banks lend our money out, and that money can be lost if the bank collapses. One radical solution to this problem is to get rid of the banks. Peer-to-peer lending outfits offer a preview of what a world might look like without banks. The lending outfits match potential borrowers and lenders, cutting banks out of the process entirely.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The European Central Bank became the first major central bank to announce a negative interest rate. The ECB is trying to encourage spending in the eurozone, which has been mired in ultralow inflation.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The penny occupies a strange spot in our economy — it's worth almost nothing. Our Planet Money Team goes on an expedition through the streets of Manhattan to find something they can buy for one cent.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
With the Federal Reserve pumping trillions of dollars into the economy the past several years, why has inflation remained so low?
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Jacob Goldstein from the Planet Money team reports on a big, buzz-worthy new book from one of the world's leading experts on inequality.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Until the Great Depression, nobody talked about "the economy." In a sense, it hadn't been invented yet.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
A leading investor thinks bitcoin is going to change the world. A prominent writer disagrees. They make a bet about what we'll be using for money in 2019.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Over the past 50 years, both the way the federal government spends money and what the government spends money on has changed a lot.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Making fake dollars is big business in Peru, where counterfeiters hire people to finish each bill by hand.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
The solution, according to the Coase Theorem: Pay them to stop annoying you. Ronald Coase, who came up with that idea, died Monday at the age of 102.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Most charities get money from donors and spend it on things they think will help people — schools, medicine, farm animals. GiveDirectly just gives money away. And that poses a challenge to the more traditional charities.
Friday, August 23, 2013
There are no strings attached. People can spend the money on whatever they want, and they never have to pay it back.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Jess Jiang and Robert Smith just got to Jakarta, where cotton is being spun into yarn for the Planet Money men's T-shirt.