Episode 556: Some Assembly Required


  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/335006076/335391923" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Save this episode (beta): Listen to this Later on Stitcher
Flickr user: dahlstroms

Today we build our show from three short Planet Money stories. We look at when a dollar is not worth a dollar; publishing without a publisher; and, of course, IKEA.

For more:

* When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?

* Money Markets: Easy To Ignore, Occasionally Dicey

* Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

Music: DJ Disse's "Taxi To War," Rose Hill Drive's "Telepathic," Minus The Bear's "The Fix," and Tune-Yards's "Water Fountain." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from