On today's show, the Planet Money T-shirts arrive at the Port of Miami. But they're not quite here yet.
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On today's show: the story of an often-overlooked innovation that's essential to the global economy. The innovation is a box. A big, metal box.
"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.
After years of planning and months of production, our shirts are here.
On today's show, we go looking for the people making these loans and find a bizarre online marketplace where people's personal financial information is bought and sold. Plus, we talk to state regulators about why it's so hard to police high interest lending happening online.
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.
Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.
On today's show, we talk to Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller, who shared this year's economics Nobel. Shiller is a famous explainer of bubbles; Fama is a famous bubble skeptic.
Lincolns used to be the coolest cars in the world. On today's show, we hear how Lincoln is trying to regain its former glory.
Michael Erb has reviewed more than 800 products on Amazon — everything from a telescope to facial wipes. Why does he do it?
It's totally legal. So why do lots of addicts have to buy it on the street?
Jane Gleeson-White, author of Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance, tells us the story of how one mathematics book changed business across the planet.
On today's show: Three ripped-from-the-headlines stories from Planet Money.