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Some authors are suing OpenAI. Will it backfire?

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Fiction writers like George R.R. Martin and Jonathan Franzen are suing OpenAI for using their books to train ChatGPT. That lawsuit could paradoxically benefit the company being sued.


3 scenarios for what could come next when new inflation numbers are released tomorrow

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

Ahead of tomorrow's new inflation report, our Planet Money teams looks at three different scenarios for what could come next for the US economy.


Who owns a piece of land is not a simple answer when it comes to adverse possession

Friday, May 12, 2023

A neighborly squabble over a goat pen illustrates how the legal doctrine of adverse possession operates in the United States.


Another Shortage Caused By The Pandemic: Blood Plasma

Friday, May 21, 2021

The U.S. is one of five countries that allow companies to pay blood plasma donors, supplying 2/3 of the global need for it. Collection rates fell in the pandemic, threatening the health of recipients.


What We Can Learn From How Much A Campaign Spends On Political Ads

Friday, October 16, 2020

Advertising spending on the presidential election is expected to break records this year. Where the money goes says a lot about what the campaign's priorities are.


Long Haul Trucking Means Better Prices For Consumers, But Drivers Suffer Low Wages

Friday, September 04, 2020

Lower costs for trucking mean savings at the cash register for consumers. But it may also be why some truckers are being paid less and less.


A Half-Century History Of Debates Over Postal Service Funding

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Debates about who should pay for the U.S. Postal Service go back 50 years. It's a story of the long fight about whether the Postal Service should rely on Congress for funding or pay for itself.


Episode 690: All In

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

We go inside a professional poker tournament. It turns out some of the smartest players aren't just betting on themselves, but are actually staking their competition.


'A Christmas Carol' Offers Critique Of What Was Then A New Social Science: Economics

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

At the time Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, a new social science was just taking root: economics. Dickens did not like it. NPR visits a high school performance of the play to understand the economic commentary laced throughout this holiday classic.


Episode 883: A Very Planet Money Christmas Carol

Friday, December 21, 2018

Charles Dickens wanted to pick a fight with economists. So he invented Ebenezer Scrooge. But did he get it right?


Episode 657: The Tale Of The Onion King

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How one man took the onion market hostage.


To Raise Interest Rates Or To Leave Them Alone? The Federal Reserve Must Decide

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

As the Federal Reserve considers whether or not to raise interest rates, they have a growing complication to factor in: raising interest rates doesn't seem to have the same effect on the economy that it used to.


Episode 864: The Central (Bankers') Question

Friday, September 14, 2018

We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.


Episode 783: New Jersey Bails Out

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

California just did away with cash bail. But credit where credit is due. New Jersey already tried something similar.


Episode 685: Larry vs. The IRS

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

What exactly would happen if you didn't pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.


Episode 783: New Jersey Bails Out

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bail is broken. In New Jersey, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges banded together to try a dramatic solution: Blow it up.


Episode 773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

As long as there have been casinos, people have tried to cheat them. The latest attempt was by a group of hackers who tried to take down slot machines using math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.


Using The Blockchain To Change Prisons

Friday, February 17, 2017

Charlie Shrem went to prison for his involvement in Bitcoin trading. Now he's out and part of the next evolution of Bitcoin's future, investments that trade using Bitcoin's underlying technology.


When A Wall Street Firm Took A Stab At Casino Capitalism

Thursday, January 05, 2017

It's illegal for casinos in Nevada to take bets from out of state. But that didn't stop one subsidiary of a Wall Street firm from trying.


When A Game Show Contestant Almost Won Too Much Money

Thursday, July 28, 2016

There's an art and a science to running a business that has to pay out money, like a casino or insurance firm. See how game shows craft the appearance of risk while trying to limit it.