Meet a single mother who makes $16,000 a year — and who managed to fund a vacation at a Caribbean resort with an interest-free loan from one of the world's largest banks.
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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.
On today's show: Three short stories about trying to figure out what things are really worth. Also, an update on our t-shirt project.
The Planet Money men's t-shirt will be made in part in Bangladesh.
On today's show: What the color of the Planet Money t-shirt has to do with a painting from 1969.
Nearly 20 states have legalized marijuana to some degree. As it turns out, this has profound economic consequences for dealers all across the country.
Meet a Brazilian who took on the world's largest superpower, a Texas cotton farmer who's tired of hearing the Brazilians complain, and a guy named Renato — a.k.a. Retaliation Master.
We're making a t-shirt that tells the story of its own creation.
Sugar costs more in the U.S. than in the rest of the world. If you're in the candy business — if, say, you make 10 million lollipops a day — that's a big deal.
On today's show we dive deep into the world of correlation and causation with Charles Wheelan, author of the new book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data.
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?
It includes multiple wars, a Supreme Court justice on his deathbed, and Donald Duck.
On today's show, we look at a huge, often overlooked, surprisingly interesting corner of the tax code: The Earned Income Tax Credit.
The value of the virtual currency is skyrocketing. Is that good or bad for bitcoin's future?
You can sell an old CD or used record. But what about songs from your iTunes library you no longer want? Or ebooks you've purchased? Do you have the right to resell these digital goods?