Chana Joffe-Walt

Chana Joffe-Walt appears in the following:

The Role 'Nice White Parents' Play in School Segregation

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

A look at how to build a more integrated school system, and what gets in the way. 

Episode 418: A Fake Bank For Money Laundering Run By The Government

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

To catch drug traffickers, the U.S. government tried something it had never tried before. It set up and ran a fake offshore bank for money laundering. Fake name. Fake employees. Real drug money.


Encore: Planet Money Sets Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Panama Papers highlighted the world of offshore tax havens. Planet Money wondered how hard these shell companies are to set-up. This story originally aired on July 27, 2012 on Morning Edition.


The Town Where Everyone Talks About Death

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In La Crosse, Wisconsin, almost everyone plans for their death. Not coincidentally, La Crosse spends less on end-of-life care than any other place in the country.


I Know I'm Supposed To Follow My Passion. But What If I Don't Have A Passion?

Thursday, May 09, 2013

A while back, Max Kornblith sent the following email to Tyler Cowen, an economist who blogs at Marginal Revolution:

1) As a fairly recent graduate of an Ivy League institution (with a bachelor's degree), most of my classmates seemed to have some idea that career and life ...


Former Social Security Commissioners and Others Respond to Our Disability Story

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Our series on government disability programs continues to provoke debate. A group of former commissioners from the Social Security Administration (Social Security runs the programs) put out this response.

And here's a response from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.


Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The majority of Americans have now filed their taxes. And the majority of Americans have done so incorrectly.

There is one mistake, in particular, that lots of people made: They bought tax-free things online or in another state — and they failed to pay tax on their purchase in their ...


The Tax Code, Translated Into Plain English

Friday, April 12, 2013

The tax code is full of complicated loopholes and deductions that require professional translation. So I called a bunch of accountants and tax lawyers and asked them: What are your favorite, most confusingly named deductions — and what do they actually mean?

Intangible Drilling Costs

"The government will pay you ...


Planet Money on Disability

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chana Joffe-Walt, reporter for NPR's Planet Money, discusses her This American Life piece  on the rise in the number of people on disability.

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Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

Friday, March 22, 2013

Parts of this story will air on This American Life this weekend, and on All Things Considered today and next week. A version of this story with photos, graphics and a video is online here.

In the past three decades, the number of ...

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Without Magic, Santa Would Need 12 Million Employees

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How do you deliver presents to 760 million children in one night? Experts at FedEx and UPS talk us through the numbers.


What The Apollo Astronauts Did For Life Insurance

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, he had to solve a more prosaic problem.


We Set Up An Offshore Company In A Tax Haven

Friday, July 27, 2012

What is striking about all the offshore services available today is that while they are totally legal, the system seems to make it easy to get away with things that are not legal.

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