Today on the show, two big theories to answer a little question: Why is the milk in the back of the store?
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On today's show, how something as simple as a sandwich sales tax ends up a complicated list of definitions, exemptions and confusion. And what that tells us about the tax code in general.
Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.
A ticket to an unpopular movie in an empty theater costs the same as a ticket to a sold-out blockbuster. Why?
Today on the show, we talk to two guys who say we should get rid of patents. If someone has an idea, anyone else is free to steal it.
On today's show, we answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?
What would it be like if everyone at your office knew what everyone else earned? On today's show, we hear about a company where salaries aren't secret.
Today on the show: how a 13-year-old girl built a business in North Korea.
There's a huge gap between the sticker price for college tuition and the price students actually pay. On today's show, we try to figure out why.
Planet Money's Steve Henn invited a couple computer guys to tap his internet connection for a week. He was shocked by how much they discovered.