On today's show, the Planet Money T-shirts arrive at the Port of Miami. But they're not quite here yet.
Planet Money posts about Developing Economies
The U.S. exports a billion pounds of used clothes every year. Much of that winds up in used clothing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.
The business that transformed the nation is the product of an obscure but hugely influential trade deal — and a cultural struggle over Korean food.
Colombia's economy has been growing, and wages have been rising. That's good for the country as a whole, but it may wind up driving away the T-shirt industry.
The rise of factory jobs in Bangladesh has brought profound cultural changes to the country — and to the lives of two sisters who made the Planet Money T-shirt.
The Planet Money team followed the making of a simple T-shirt from cotton fields, to factories, to container ships.
"We asked ourselves, 'What the hell do we want?'" Answer: "We need employment. We need dollars."
In the latest installment of our T-shirt series, we move from Bangladesh to Colombia — and we see an entirely different world.
On today's show: the lives of two sisters and the rise of the garment industry in Bangladesh.
The people running the most populous nation on earth just made it easier for their citizens to have more children. Why this was, as much as anything, an economic decision.
A study discovers what happens to farmers in Kenya after they get a windfall. Also: giving money to thieves and drug addicts in a country that's much worse off than Kenya.
Kenyans who received money with no strings attached started businesses and bought food for their kids, according to a new study. They didn't spend it on alcohol or cigarettes.
On today's show, we check in with our team in Bangladesh. We hear what it was like inside the factory where the Planet Money men's T-shirt was knit, dyed, cut and sewn.
Oil sits under a pristine swath of the rainforest. Ecuador promised to leave the forest untouched — if the rest of the world would pay up.
A rainforest in Ecuador sits on top of hundreds of millions of barrels of oil. The government said it would leave the forest untouched — if the world paid up.