Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:

Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Blackbeard's Ship, State And Property Rights

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.

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How The Vision Fund Has Transformed Silicon Valley And Startups

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.

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Episode 665: The Free Food Market

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.

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What Selling Homes Online Says About Changes In The Global Economy

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.

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Big Tech And Antitrust

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.

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Google Replaces CAPTCHA With reCAPTCHA, A More Effective Way To Decide Who Is Human

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.

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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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