Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson appears in the following:

Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.


The Link Between College Tuition and Nightclub Bottle Service

Friday, September 18, 2015

Adam Davidson, the co-founder of NPR's Planet Money, explains how the price of college is determined in much the same way as a bar tab in a club.

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Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Friday, November 07, 2014

The face of manufacturing has changed. In the future, the pool of workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with on-the-job education.


25 Years in 25 Days (2007): The Giant Pool of Money Overflows

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Adam Davidson, co-founder of the podcast Planet Money and contributor to The New York Times Magazine, discusses--in plain English--the Great Recession of 2007 and its aftermath.

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Director Danny Boyle; Omar Sosa Gets 'Kind Of Blue'; Adam Davidson On Ticket Scalping

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

In this episode: Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle talks about an unseen character from most of his films, the soundtrack. Boyle tells Soundcheck about handpicking music for Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and most recently, his high-tech heist noir Trance.

Grammy-nominated composer and pianist Omar Sosa was inspired by Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue for his new record. Hear Sosa play songs from Eggun, which carries the spirit of Davis, live in the Soundcheck studio. 

And Planet Money's Adam Davidson explains why even with ticket scalping concert ticket prices are just too low. 


A New York Without Rent Regulation?

Monday, July 29, 2013

What would happen if New York did away with rent regulation? NPR Planet Money co-founder and New York Times contributor Adam Davidson discusses possible alternatives. 

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It’s The Economy Of Ticket Scalping, Stupid!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Adam Davidson, of NPR’s Planet Money podcast, explains why economists are finding that ticket prices for concerts are often much too low.  

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4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One jobs number gets all the attention: The number of jobs lost or gained in the previous month.

That number is important. But focusing too much on the net change in jobs can be misleading. It gives the impression that a job is like a widget — it's something that ...