Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A large spice company recently started putting less pepper in its tins — and leaving empty space at the top of the tin. There's a technical term for that empty space: "non-functional slack fill."
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Our "Planet Money" team introduces us to a delightfully precise man who helped design the 1040 tax form.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Many of the lines on tax forms like the 1040 seem oddly specific. Some are for farmers, some for divorcees, some for servicemen and women. Behind each of those we can see the process that shapes our tax code. NPR looks at one line — for performing artists — and how it came to be.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Eight years ago, Warren Buffett made a $1 million bet with some hedge fund managers. We learn what the bet tells us about one of the most important questions in investing.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
There was a time when heads of corporations made a lot less money. And then suddenly, average CEO pay shot up. Planet Money explores why America's CEOs got a big raise.
Friday, January 22, 2016
If Greece isn't a good place to do business anymore, then businesses will leave. When solid businesses close up or leave, then Greece becomes even worse for the remaining firms.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
A former accountant convicted of insider trading tells his story to our "Planet Money" podcast team: what he did, how he did it and why. Though he's still struggling with that last one.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Not all Santa costumes are equal under the eyes of the law. U.S. trade regulations draw a line between costumes and clothing. But it's a fuzzy line with real business consequences. Ja...
Friday, November 27, 2015
On any day, a food bank could end up with heaps of pasta sauce, but no pasta. To solve the problem, a network of food banks created a currency of fake money and embraced trade.
Friday, October 23, 2015
United Auto Workers has ratified a new contract with Fiat-Chrysler. It was settled across a conference table, in a time-frame agreeable to both parties. But, it hasn't always been that way.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Take every standard lesson about how to sell stuff to people and then break all the rules. That's the secret to some of the nation's biggest retail chains.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
NPR's Planet Money team asked three smart people: What little thing would they do to change the world?
Friday, July 17, 2015
We're running an experiment. We're going to use the results in a podcast in a few weeks. The rules are simple: Guess how much this cow weighs.
The cow's name is Penelope.
That's me standing next to her for scale. Here's your one clue: I weigh 165 pounds. ...
Friday, July 03, 2015
On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?
Thursday, June 04, 2015
We have comparison tools just a swipe away, but yet the Internet is still full of middlemen who buy retail and sell it online. NPR follows a middleman and finds out how he can possibly make money.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Today, it's an insult to call someone a Luddite. But that's not fair to the original Luddites — cloth workers who launched a war against the machines that were taking their jobs.
Monday, May 04, 2015
Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
One of the Federal Reserve's main jobs is creating money. And the central bank has created a lot of it since the financial crisis — more than $3 trillion. One of the next jobs for the Fed is to make that money disappear.
Friday, March 13, 2015
The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players.