Stacey Vanek Smith

Stacey Vanek Smith appears in the following:

Planet Money: On Why India Made Most Of Its Money Worthless

Monday, May 22, 2017

India's prime minister recently decided to make almost all of the cash in his country worthless. He said it was meant to stop corruption. It turns out, that idea came from a very surprising source.

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Amid Panic Over Worthless Cash, Some In India See Opportunity

Thursday, May 18, 2017

When the prime minister of India declared most of the cash in the country worthless, most people and businesses in the country panicked. But some saw opportunity.

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Evaluating India's Radical Experiment In Eliminating High-Value Currency

Thursday, May 18, 2017

India abolished its highest-value currency notes last November, in an effort to rein in hoarders of big bills who evade tax. Six months later, how is it working?

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Episode 771: When India's Cash Disappeared, Part Two

Friday, May 12, 2017

What happened when India's Prime Minister declared most of the paper money in India worthless? We travel to India to see what happened after the country's demonetization.

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Episode 770: When India's Cash Disappeared, Part One

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Something incredible happened in India about six months ago. The government declared most of the paper money invalid. Demonetization they called it. Today, we meet the man who came up with the plan.

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Episode 768: A Chat With Ben Bernanke

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Ten years ago, two little-known hedge funds blew up, and the financial crisis was on its way. Today, we ask the person at the center of it all, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, why it happened.

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Episode 650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?

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Stanford Professor Loses Political Battle To Simplify Tax Filing Process

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A tax law professor tries to change the way we pay our taxes, so it is easy and painless. His system has been tested and it works. But when he tried to convince California to adopt it, he had to square off with well-funded lobbyists and political power brokers.

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Episode 760: Tax Hero

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it...

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When Argentina Elected A Populist President, Some Companies Left The Country

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A charismatic populist president in Argentina wanted to boost manufacturing and create jobs. So she told companies that if they wanted to sell their products in Argentina, they had to build them there, too.

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How A Law Is Implemented Depends On A President's Rules

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Congress may pass the laws, but the president makes the rules. These are things like regulations, or the specifics of how a law is applied.

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Article 50 Will Guide United Kingdom's Exit From The European Union

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

U.K. officials are making plans to leave the European Union. They'll do it using the EU's own constitutional rules. Our Planet Money teams looks into why the EU has a built in exit clause.

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A Trunk Full Of Truffles

Monday, November 28, 2016

We follow a young truffle dealer as he hustles his way across New York City, then try to figure out why people pay so much for this funky fungus.

In India, Citizens Rush To Exchange Defunct Rupee Notes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

India recently decided to make its 500 and 1,000 rupee notes worthless overnight creating a major fallout for citizens. It's wedding season, when many families hoard cash. One man's family had to deal with exchanging a huge amount of defunct rupees.

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Presidential Campaigns Spend $40 Per Vote In 1 Arizona County

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nothing has been normal about this presidential election — including ad spending. Donald Trump early on spent no money. Now he and Hillary Clinton have been targeting some unusual places.

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How An Engineer's Desperate Experiment Created Fracking

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The fracking boom in America kicked off almost by accident. An engineer worried about losing his job kept experimenting until he hit on a technique that changed the world.

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Planet Money's Oil Ends Its Journey In A Gas Tank

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NPR's Planet Money team follows the oil they bought on the final part of its journey — into someone's gas tank.

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In The Oil Business, Why Timing Is Everything

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NPR's "Planet Money" team embarked on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. The team learns that you have to be as savvy as possible because oil prices go up — and down.

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Planet Money Watches Crude Oil Transform Into Gasoline At Refinery

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

After buying 100 barrels of crude oil and delivering it to a pipeline, NPR's Planet Money team goes to a refinery to see it turned into gasoline.

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Planet Money Explores The Value Of Crude Oil

Monday, September 19, 2016

NPR's Planet Money team embarked on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil, and met all the people who make gasoline possible.

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