A San Francisco dealer quadrupled his income by moving to New York after California legalized medical marijuana.
It goes back to a single page in a report written decades ago by U.S. consultants, and funded by the U.S. State Department.
A retired contractor from Colorado has spent the past two years building a school in Haiti. If he had it to do over, he tells us, he might do things differently.
Should banks be required to hold much more capital as a safety net? Just kidding, banks don't hold capital!
On today's show: Three short stories about trying to figure out what things are really worth. Also, an update on our t-shirt project.
Demand increased recently, leading to widespread shortages. An economics textbook would say ammo sellers should have raised prices rather than have empty shelves. But that hasn't happened.
Poachers kill rhinos for their horns. Some economists think legalizing the horns could save the rhinos.
Thanks so much to everybody who backed the Planet Money t-shirt. We can't wait to start telling the story of your shirts.
The Planet Money men's t-shirt will be made in part in Bangladesh.
Over the past decade, 39,000 people have come forward to tell the government they've been hiding money overseas. Here's what they tell us about offshore money.
We asked a bunch of economists what they would say if they were giving a commencement address this spring. Here's what they told us.
On today's show: What the color of the Planet Money t-shirt has to do with a painting from 1969.
Like people in other countries that have gone through economic turmoil, people in Myanmar want U.S. dollars that look like they just rolled off the presses.
A young college grad asks an economist for advice.