Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:

Episode 908: I Am Not A Robot

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.

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Episode 644: How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

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.

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For Some Students, There's A New Way To Pay For College

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.

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Episode 903: A New Way To Pay For College

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.

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Episode 899: Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates

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.

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Antitrust 3: Big Tech

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Episode 539: What's A Penny Worth?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We try to figure out what makes cents.

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Episode 453: What Causes What?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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