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Episode 683: Our Valentines

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Episode 683: Our Valentines

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Episode 683: Our Valentines

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A Q-tip Valentine.

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Regret. Self-loathing. Jealousy. Happy Valentine's Day! We have it all.

All the time here at Planet Money we read stories that other people have done and we say, "Why didn't we do that?" Today on the show, we bring you the little stories that we love so much we wish we had thought of them ourselves.

Our Valentines go out to:

  • Tim Harford, who explains why it makes economic sense to thank your socks every day.

  • Roberto Ferdman, who wrote about the product that everyone uses in the one way you're not supposed to use it.

  • Bloomberg View columnist, Matt Levine, for his poetic nerdom.

  • A writer for superhero show Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, who managed to put in a joke about fiat currency. Her name, Shalisha Francis.

  • And the musical Hamilton, for finally finding a way to make the origins of our banking system sound cool.

* Note: We got the whole idea from Bloomberg Business Week's annual "Jealousy List."


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