Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:

Antitrust 2: The Paradox

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.


Episode 891: Who Won The Bet Over Bitcoin?

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.


Episode 688: Brilliant Vs. Boring

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.


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!


Episode 539: What's A Penny Worth?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We try to figure out what makes cents.


Episode 453: What Causes What?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.


Gross Dank Product

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Just because marijuana is now legal in Canada doesn't mean the market for it is easily quantifiable.


Episode 534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

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.


Episode 682: When CEO Pay Exploded

Friday, June 22, 2018

Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs are overpaid. But there's this precise moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. We find out what happened.


Episode 696: Class Action

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?


Episode 671: An Insider Trader Tells All

Friday, March 23, 2018

A man who got caught insider trading explains everything — what he did, how he did it, and why.


The Producer Who Created 'Beat Kits' Behind Today's Pop Music

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Behind almost all of the popular music you hear today, there is a hidden, high-tech, economy. The Planet Money podcast has a story about a music producer who helped create this world.


Episode 787: Google Is Big. Is That Bad?

Friday, August 04, 2017

Google just got hit with a multibillion-dollar antitrust fine. Here's what it tells us about competition, market power, and the biggest corporations on the planet.


Episode 786: Rest of the Story 2017, Vol. 1

Friday, July 28, 2017

News moves fast. Some of our best stories from this year have new chapters. Here, we catch up on three: Dirty trademarks, trading bots, and the war against the bald eagle.


Episode 629: Buy Low, Sell Prime

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sam Cohen buys stuff at big retail stores, then turns around and sells it on Amazon for a quick profit. It defies economic logic. But somehow, there's a whole multimillion-dollar industry doing this.


Episode 594: Board Games

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On today's show: The story of two guys who tried to cut the pay of a CEO at a small pneumatic tool company.


Episode 782: Budget Time

Friday, July 07, 2017

We run through the entire federal budget — in 10 minutes. More than $6 billion per second. Go.


Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

We visit a company where people work on figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.


Episode 781: The Money Fixers

Friday, June 30, 2017

In Washington, D.C., there is a place where millions of dollars in ripped, burned, and water-soaked dollar bills are made new. On today's show, we get inside that room.


Episode 780: On Second Thought

Friday, June 23, 2017

Flip-floppers, this one's for you. Changing your mind is hard, but it's one of the smartest things you can do.