Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The country asked the world to pay up to save a rainforest. But the money never came.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A proposed new rule would force big banks to rely less on borrowed money, and more on money that belongs to the banks themselves.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Under pressure from the New York attorney general, a private company will end a program that we talked about on the show last month.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
An economist says countries should buy up rights to oil and coal — then leave them in the ground forever.
Monday, July 01, 2013
With nothing but email metadata, you can paint a pretty complete picture of your personal and professional universe.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
An anonymous, soon-to-be-failed entrepreneur just started a blog about his doomed company.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The birthday song — Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, etc. — is still under copyright protection. That may soon change.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
What ticket sales tell us about what's driving the gap between the 1 percent and everybody else.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Taxi drivers and their predecessors have been fighting threatening technology for 500 years.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Hospital prices just got a lot more transparent. But if you have private insurance, the new information won't help you.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Earlier this year, the percentage of Americans who are working or looking for work fell to its lowest level since 1979.