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Friday, August 26, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Presidential candidates are making a slew of promises on the campaign trail.
We took a sample of the most economically novel proposals and asked a panel of economists: Are they good or bad?
Our panel includes 22 economists from across the political spectrum. They identified themselves as left, right and ...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
My Planet Money colleague Quoctrung Bui argues that you should always buy a larger pizza. Using a fancy infographic, he shows that often for just a small amount of money, you can get a lot more pizza.
The only problem with his argument: negative marginal returns on pizza....
Thursday, December 26, 2013
In a recent show, we talked about an importer that sold pillows shaped like stuffed animals. Or maybe they're stuffed animals that can be used as pillows.
It turns out, this distinction — is it fundamentally a pillow or a stuffed animal? — is important, because there's a tariff on ...
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.
The figure (wonks call it labor force participation rate) rose for decades, as more women entered the workforce. It started falling over a decade ago. And the decline is ...
Thursday, April 04, 2013
For more on potato chip innovation, look at these five animated GIFs.
We took a tour of Herr's potato chip factory in Pennsylvania to find out how making chips has changed (and gotten more efficient) since 1946.
A note: Ed Herr says workers whose jobs were replaced by ...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Manufacturing in the U.S. still uses the most energy. But its share has been decreasing. That's partly because we've moved from energy-intensive manufacturing to a more service-based economy. And also partly because of a slowing population growth and improving energy efficiency.
And while homes have become more energy ...
Monday, June 04, 2012
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Shirin Neshat creates visually stunning short films and art. The Iranian-born artist may be best known for her photographic series “Women of Allah” (1993-97) which depicts women wearing the chador, some carrying guns, their faces and hands covered with finely written Persian script. Her first feature-length film, "
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Pen/Faulkner Foundation announced its annual PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story on Monday. The prize, which in recent years has be shared between an established writer and an emerging one, went to Edward P. Jones (Lost in the City ...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
In this week's show, Ricky Gervais drops by Studio 360. And listening back to the tape, my stomach muscles are aching.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I recently discovered The Messengers, the amazing remix project by hip hop artist K'NAAN and producer J.Period. The collection is a tribute to musical greats Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan. On the track 'Messengers and Prophets,' K'NAAN explains why he chose the artists: 'Who has ...