Is Time Really On Your Side? : Planet Money Economics is all about scarcity — and time is a scarce resource. We talk to economist Daniel Hamermesh, whose new book Spending Time examines time's complicated relationship to money, stress, and gender.
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Is Time Really On Your Side?

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Is Time Really On Your Side?

Is Time Really On Your Side?

Is Time Really On Your Side?

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The field of economics studies what people do in a world of scarce resources. One of the biggest scarce resources is time.

There are only 24 hours in a day, and we have only so many days on earth. The question of what we do with that time has puzzled philosophers, artists — and economists.

Today on The Indicator, we talk to economist Daniel Hamermesh, whose new book Spending Time examines time's complicated relationship to money, stress, and gender.

Music: Drop Electric, "Time after Time" by Cyndi Lauper, "Time Is On My Side" by the Rolling Stones.

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