This week, a grad student found a simple error in one of the most famous economics studies of the past several years. Should this change the way we think about economic research?
Planet Money posts about Debt
National ad campaigns, star-studded Broadway rallies, and a pig with a tiny mustache. How the government got citizens to fund wars.
Featuring a giant sailing ship, bad bonds and the law of the sea.
See how much Americans owe, what they're borrowing money to pay for, and how much of each paycheck goes to pay off debt.
More than a decade after Argentina refused to pay back $100 billion in debts, the country's assets are still vulnerable to being impounded by the repo man.
Are you a eurozone country? Are you having a hard time borrowing money? Mario Draghi has a deal for you.
The bizarre tale includes a do-gooder who skipped town, an epically mismanaged incinerator, and possible criminal behavior.
The city of Harrisburg, Pa is $1.5 billion in debt. The man who once was in charge of the saving the city explains how it went so wrong and why it's so hard to fix it.
Tuition has gone through the roof in the past decade. But so has financial aid.
Despite hand-wringing over U.S. debt and decline, investors are more eager than ever to lend money to the U.S.
And he live-tweeted it. "Bought this back, just to give it away!"
We revisit three radio pieces, on how blind trusts work, how the European Central Bank has been flexing its muscle, and why public pension plans are about to look less healthy.
Government debt auctions have been turned on their head in a few places recently, with investors promising to pay interest rather than receiving it. We examine what it might mean.
Big automatic budget cuts slated for January 1 has spurred talk of spending cuts and other budget fixes. We revisit where federal spending actually goes.