Adam Davidson Adam Davidson is a contributor to Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine.

Despite Its Flaws, There's Money In Measuring Consumer Confidence

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4 Years After Bankruptcy, How Is Lehman Faring?

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This Man Makes Beautiful Suits, But He Can't Afford To Buy One

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Why Matzo Makers Love Regulation

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Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?

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Meet Claudia, The High-Tech Cow

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A Revival In American Manufacturing, Led By Brooklyn Foodies

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What Do The Dow's Daily Swings Mean? Not Much.

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The Transformation Of American Factory Jobs, In One Company

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The History Of Factory Jobs In America, In One Town

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