Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
In 1978, a group of farmers in a Chinese village wrote a contract and hid it in the roof of a hut. They were afraid the document might get them executed. Instead, it transformed the Chinese economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 07, 2017
We run through the entire federal budget — in 10 minutes. More than $6 billion per second. Go.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
We visit a company where people work on figuring out how to make stuff get cheaper.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A man goes looking for the invisible wall that traps poor people in poverty. Finding it almost gets him killed.
Friday, May 26, 2017
You can name your business whatever you want. But the government won't register it as a trademark if it thinks it's offensive. It gets weird when you try to decide what is too offensive to trademark.
Friday, May 19, 2017
How fast is the world really changing? The answer has implications for everything from how the next generation will live to whether robots really will take all our jobs.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The creation of the electronic spreadsheet transformed industries. But its effects ran deeper than that.
Friday, April 14, 2017
One in three American jobs require a license. Today on the show, why those licensing rules hurt the U.S. economy.
Friday, March 31, 2017
On today's show: Snuggies, printer toner, and a banking road trip. Three stories about what happens when you actually read the fine print.
Friday, March 24, 2017
A populist president versus the most powerful banker in America.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Picture an organic farm, with thousands of free-range chickens roaming wide-open land. Now picture it from above, from the vantage of a soaring bald eagle. It's an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Ed Thorp used math to become the first person to beat the casinos at blackjack. Then he changed the way Wall Street thinks about investing.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
At 35, Neel Kashkari was in charge of the bank bailout program. He's now the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and has a plan to make future bank bailouts much less likely.