Video games are huge. But when you factor in everything — rentals, on demand, etc. — Americans still spend way more on movies.
Many rich countries, like the U.S. and Japan, are getting old. Meanwhile, countries in the developing world are staying young. Here's what that looks like over the course of a century.
On today's show, the Planet Money T-shirts arrive at the Port of Miami. But they're not quite here yet.
Here are pictures of some used shirts we found for sale in Kenya. If you recognize one of them, please let us know.
Friday morning, we'll learn what happened last month in the job market. But whatever happened last month, it won't change the big picture: The job market is still very bad.
On today's show: the story of an often-overlooked innovation that's essential to the global economy. The innovation is a box. A big, metal box.
In the debate over whether to cut the food stamp program, members of Congress are looking at two pretty arcane provisions in the law.
The U.S. exports a billion pounds of used clothes every year. Much of that winds up in used clothing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.
The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe — and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.
The business that transformed the nation is the product of an obscure but hugely influential trade deal — and a cultural struggle over Korean food.
Colombia's economy has been growing, and wages have been rising. That's good for the country as a whole, but it may wind up driving away the T-shirt industry.
The rise of factory jobs in Bangladesh has brought profound cultural changes to the country — and to the lives of two sisters who made the Planet Money T-shirt.
The Planet Money team followed the making of a simple T-shirt from cotton fields, to factories, to container ships.
"We asked ourselves, 'What the hell do we want?'" Answer: "We need employment. We need dollars."
Surgeons are comparing how much each patient and operation costs the hospital. It's one of many experiments set in motion by the Affordable Care Act.