April 4, 2018 What exactly would happen if you didn't pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.
Insider trading in the act
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March 23, 2018 A man who got caught insider trading explains everything — what he did, how he did it, and why.
March 7, 2018 There's something wrong with the way we're doing science. Today on the show, we find out how to fix it.
Yen Jingchang was one of the signers of the secret document.
February 7, 2018 In 1978, a group of farmers in a Chinese village wrote a contract and hid it in the roof of a hut. They were afraid the document might get them executed. Instead, it transformed the Chinese economy.
January 10, 2018 Why does it take days to send money electronically?
January 3, 2018 What does a country with no debt look like? To find out, we went back to the United States in 1835.
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December 4, 2017 The Internet Archive and the University of Maryland launch such a library, and it's free to anyone with an Internet connection. Kids helped design the library, and they had final say on the books.
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October 18, 2017 Bob Peterson claims to have found the thing people have sought for thousands of years — an investment guaranteed to double in value. He keeps it in a storage locker in Utah.
September 27, 2017 The government suspended the Jones Act last week, to allow non-US ships to move fuel to victims of hurricanes in Houston and Florida. Which once again made us wonder why the act even exists.
September 13, 2017 The National Flood Insurance Program was operates like an insurance company in many ways except one: it just about always loses money. This piece originally aired on Morning Edition in January 2013.
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August 23, 2017 Hidden in the trash heap of commerce there is buried treasure. Abandoned brands--including trusted, beloved brands--are waiting to be claimed and reborn. Today on the show: A cookie comeback.
Eugene Gagliardi, inventor of Steak-Umm
August 9, 2017 We visit the workshop of the meat inventor who came up with Steak-Umm and KFC's popcorn chicken. And we try to figure out what meat inventors tell us about patents and innovation.
A board room.
July 19, 2017 On today's show: The story of two guys who tried to cut the pay of a CEO at a small pneumatic tool company.
May 31, 2017 A man goes looking for the invisible wall that traps poor people in poverty. Finding it almost gets him killed.
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May 17, 2017 The creation of the electronic spreadsheet transformed industries. But its effects ran deeper than that.
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