Jacob Goldstein appears in the following:
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?
Friday, March 23, 2018
A man who got caught insider trading explains everything — what he did, how he did it, and why.
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.