Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:
Thursday, November 28, 2019
The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that involved both a 300-year-old pirate ship — and a contemporary fight between two powerful forces: states' rights and property rights.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The biggest venture capital fund in history was a key backer of WeWork and Uber — and it transformed the way startups work.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
A while back, the charity Feeding America was a mess. It was sending pickles to food banks that wanted produce, and potatoes to Idaho. So they called some economists, and a free food market was born.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Tech companies are getting into the house-flipping business, buying up billions of dollars in homes from ordinary Americans. The companies are being funded in part by global investors.
Sunday, June 09, 2019
The government is looking into whether the large tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, are violating antitrust law. We look at the arguments for more regulation.
Friday, May 03, 2019
Those online tests where you click boxes to prove you're not a robot are going away. A new test is here, it's always running in the background, trying to figure out if you're really a human being.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The remarkable story of the online CAPTCHA tests we've all taken to stop spam and prove we're not robots.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The wisdom of crowds is an eerie phenomenon that informs everything from the stock market to the price of orange juice. We put it to the test with a farm animal.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
There's a new way to pay for college. It's not debt — but students are on the hook after they graduate.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Some colleges are offering students a new way to pay. It's not a scholarship. It's not a loan. It's called an income share agreement. It's like the students are selling stock in themselves.
Friday, March 08, 2019
Cartels in Mexico aren't just trafficking in drugs anymore; they're also stealing fuel. The Mexican Government is taking action to cut them off. But it's costing a lot of money, and lives.
Friday, February 22, 2019
We talk to Lina Khan and Scott Hemphill about the rise of companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google, and the state of competition and antitrust law.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
How Robert Bork won the fight over antitrust law, changed the meaning of competition in America, and paved the way for some of the biggest companies we've ever seen.
Friday, February 01, 2019
Five years ago Ben Horowitz and Felix Salmon placed a bet about the future of bitcoin. Today we announce the winner.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
John Bogle died last week. His creation — the index fund — changed investing. Today, how his invention set off a million dollar bet between some of the biggest brains on Wall Street.
Friday, January 11, 2019
On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
We try to figure out what makes cents.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Just because marijuana is now legal in Canada doesn't mean the market for it is easily quantifiable.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Bill Nordhaus just won the economics Nobel. In this show: He shows how history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.