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Planet Money: Has The Hole In the Ozone Been Fixed?

Thursday, November 12, 2020

There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the time the world came together to plug the hole in the ozone layer.


Optimizing Your Pandemic Charity

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Running the numbers on giving in the time of coronavirus


The Opium Cycle

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

There is a pattern that has repeated itself throughout the history of the opium trade.


The Magic Number Behind Protests

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Revolutions don't just happen. A data-driven approach to studying activism suggests two characteristics can vastly increase chances of success.


What Aladdin — And Napoleon — Teach Us About Copyright

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Disney's first wish: longer copyright protection. And Congress was their genie.


World Bank Contest Aims To Help People Who Lack Proof Of Identification

Friday, April 19, 2019

Roughly 1 in 7 people around the world do not have any form of identification. This is holding them back from accessing public services. The World Bank is looking for new ways to think about IDs.


Who Is The Neoliberal Shill Of The Year?

Friday, March 01, 2019

"Neoliberalism" has become a loaded term.


Episode 893: Our Valentines 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

We're back for our annual tradition: Channeling another year's worth of jealousy and self-loathing into a whole episode just for you. Happy Valentine's Day!


How Jamaica Found A Creative Solution To An Age-Old Problem For Central Bankers

Friday, February 08, 2019

The Bank of Jamaica has committed to aggressively managing inflation. The strategy involves an unusual public relations campaign using catchy reggae music and videos.


Episode 887: You Asked For It, Yet Again

Friday, January 11, 2019

On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!


What Is Inflation Targeting And Why Does It Matter?

Thursday, December 06, 2018

There's a number you could call the most important number for the economy. It's the Federal Reserve's inflation target. The story of how it came to be is a bit random, and begins in New Zealand.


Episode 879: The Secret Target

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Federal Reserve spends a lot of effort trying to target the level of inflation to about 2 percent. Why? Because tiny New Zealand did it first.


Unlike Most Countries, Australia Has Progressed For 27 Years Without A Recession

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Do recessions have to happen? Is it possible for a country to just not have economic downturns? Australia has gone nearly 30 years without a recession. So what can we learn from it?


The Lucky Country

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years. Good policy? Or just good luck?


Medicine, Law, Business: Which Grad Students Borrow The Most?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Perhaps not surprisingly, grad students tend to take on more debt when going into fields where the pay is higher.

Students studying medicine and law typically borrow more than $100,000 to get through school, and many go on to high-paying careers.

At the other end of the spectrum, many Ph.D. ...