A Stanford MBA who used to work for Google returned to Myanmar to be an Internet entrepreneur. But it's tough to start an Internet company in a country where the power goes out every day.
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A retired contractor from Colorado has spent the past two years building a school in Haiti. If he had it to do over, he tells us, he might do things differently.
The Planet Money men's t-shirt will be made in part in Bangladesh.
North Korea's exports include illegal drugs, counterfeit U.S. dollars, and giant statues.
A pristine rainforest in Ecuador sits on top of the equivalent of millions of barrels of oil. Ecuador has offered a deal to the rich countries of the world: Pay us billions of dollars, and we'll leave the rainforest untouched.
Ecuador says it will leave its rainforest untouched — if rich countries give Ecuador billions of dollars.
The mystery why there was a global rice shortage and ever-increasing prices, all while countries were hoarding rice.
What happened when a poor country took a small part of its territory and said: Here, we're going to start from scratch.
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.
China's national statistics office works hard, but the country is so big and changing so quickly that it's hard to keep track of what's going on.
Also, he thinks paying bribes should be legal in some cases.
A new paper suggests it's actually a brilliant strategy designed to save time and maximize profit.
The U.S. is the world's biggest economy, but it's not the richest country. China is a huge world power, but it's still quite poor.
Depriving rural communities of both their economic and political rights is proving to be one of the most fateful decisions Assad ever made.
The answer has to do with history, politics, and a growing class of entrepreneurs who are struggling to pick a side.