Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:

Why Inflation Is So Low

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?


To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

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.

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Mystery Of Mounting Inequality Might Find Answer In Brand-New Tome

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.


The Invention Of 'The Economy'

Friday, February 28, 2014

Until the Great Depression, nobody talked about "the economy." In a sense, it hadn't been invented yet.


A Venture Capitalist Is Betting A Pair Of Socks (And $50 million) On Bitcoin's Future

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.


50 Years Of Government Spending (And The New Budget Deal), In 3 Graphs

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.


The World Capital Of Counterfeit Dollars

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Making fake dollars is big business in Peru, where counterfeiters hire people to finish each bill by hand.


The Nobel Laureate Who Figured Out How To Deal With Annoying People

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.


Cash, Cows And The Rise Of Nerd Philanthropy

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.


The Charity That Just Gives Money To Poor People

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.


Wheels Down, Jakarta

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.


Ecuador Shoots The Trees

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The country asked the world to pay up to save a rainforest. But the money never came.


Banks, Borrowed Money And Bailouts

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.


The End Of A 2-Second Advantage For High-Speed Traders

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.


Should Someone Pay Canada To Keep Its Oil In The Ground?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

An economist says countries should buy up rights to oil and coal — then leave them in the ground forever.


An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Monday, July 01, 2013

With nothing but email metadata, you can paint a pretty complete picture of your personal and professional universe.


'My Startup Has 30 Days To Live'

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

An anonymous, soon-to-be-failed entrepreneur just started a blog about his doomed company.


This One Page Could End The Copyright War Over 'Happy Birthday'

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.


Pop Stars And The Rise Of Inequality In America, In 2 Graphs

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What ticket sales tell us about what's driving the gap between the 1 percent and everybody else.


The 17th Century Version Of The Fight Over Uber

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Taxi drivers and their predecessors have been fighting threatening technology for 500 years.