Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:

Hospital Prices, Revealed! (Sort Of)

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.


Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce. Why?

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.


Why Amazon Supports An Online Sales-Tax Bill

Monday, April 22, 2013

Amazon spent years trying to avoid charging sales tax. Now, the company supports a bill that would require it.


Adam Davidson Talks Bitcoin With Stephen Colbert

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Colbert wants to know: Should he buy bitcoin?


Most $100 Bills Live Outside The U.S.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The share of $100s held outside the U.S. has been rising for decades. That's good news for the U.S. economy.


The Gold Bubble Is 4,000 Years Old, And It Won't End Now

Monday, April 15, 2013

Even if gold loses half its value tomorrow, the gold bubble won't be over.


Two Centuries Of Energy In America, In Four Graphs

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A brief history of America, as seen through energy sources โ€” from wood to nuclear power, and beyond.


Can You Patent A Steak? (Cont'd)

Monday, April 08, 2013

The world now knows how to cut a Vegas strip steak out of a dead cow. Still unclear: Whether researchers will be granted a patent on the steak.


22 Million Americans Are Unemployed Or Underemployed

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A broader measure of unemployment shows millions of Americans who are out of work or can't find a full-time job.


Episode 290: North Korea's Illegal Economy

Friday, March 29, 2013

North Korea's exports include illegal drugs, counterfeit U.S. dollars, and giant statues.


What If You Couldn't Take Your Money To Another State?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You'd be free to leave the state, as long as you left your money behind. That's essentially what it's like now for people in Cyprus.


Where The Bank Really Keeps Your Money

Monday, March 18, 2013

A bailout in Cyprus provides an unsettling, potentially dangerous reminder: The bank doesn't really have your money.


In One Key Way, The Housing Crisis Is Still Going Strong

Monday, March 11, 2013

The U.S. housing market is still a ward of the state. Almost all new mortgages โ€” $1.6 trillion last year alone โ€” are guaranteed by taxpayer dollars.


The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever Isn't Scary Enough

Thursday, March 07, 2013

America's still-awful job market, in two charts.


The Dow Isn't Really At A Record High (And It Wouldn't Matter If It Were)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

After adjusting for inflation, the Dow is still below its earlier peaks. (Also: The Dow is a pretty random measure of the market.)


Real Economists Study Fake Candidate

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why do economists see the world so differently than everybody else?


Why Economists Love Price Gouging, And Why It's So Rare

Monday, October 29, 2012

Like millions of other people, I stocked up on canned food this weekend. Why didn't grocery stores raise prices to take advantage of the pre-hurricane rush?


Surprise! There Are 386,000 More Jobs Than We Thought

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where did all those jobs come from? And what do they say about our obsession with the monthly jobs report?


The iPhone 5 And The Economy: Don't Believe The Hype

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Will there be a smartphone stimulus this fall? Don't hold your breath.