Demand increased recently, leading to widespread shortages. An economics textbook would say ammo sellers should have raised prices rather than have empty shelves. But that hasn't happened.
Planet Money posts about Trade
Poachers kill rhinos for their horns. Some economists think legalizing the horns could save the rhinos.
Thanks so much to everybody who backed the Planet Money t-shirt. We can't wait to start telling the story of your shirts.
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.
Shouldn't there be four Wafels & Dinges trucks for every hot-dog cart?
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.
What if the Web had been patented?
We're making a t-shirt that tells the story of its own creation.
The latest wrinkle in the story of worried Chinese parents going around the world in search of safe formula.
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.
Chinese parents don't trust Chinese baby formula, so they pay a premium to have it shipped in from around the world.
Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.
The government is about to change the way it accounts for the economic value of music and movies.
Crumbs Bake Shop's stock price hit a high of more than $13 a share after its IPO in 2011, but it's been on a steady decline since then. Yesterday, the company's share price hit a new low of $1.29 a share.