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Emma Peaslee

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COVINGTON, KY - APRIL 8: Kathleen Malone works on tax returns at the Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service Center April 8, 2005 in Covington, Kentucky. The tax filing deadline is a week away. Mike Simons/Getty hide caption

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TikTok is filled with tax advice. Is any of it worth listening to?

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Japan had a vibrant economy. Then it fell into a slump for 30 years.

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As states began outlawing heart balm lawsuits, newspaper articles in the 1930's chronicled the strong feelings and uproar over Heart Balm lawsuits. The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), Sunday, Apr 14, 1935/Smithsonian Magazine hide caption

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The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), Sunday, Apr 14, 1935/Smithsonian Magazine

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Hear us out: We ban left turns and other big ideas

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A customer shops in a Kroger grocery store on July 15, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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A worker prepares to weld a steel structure at a construction site in Beijing on May 8, 2021. Greg Baker/AFP hide caption

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Left: Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi helped author Brian Merchant commune with the Luddites by smashing machines. Right: Economist Kevin Lang visited an 1830s historical village to ride in a horse-drawn trolley. Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/NPR hide caption

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Banks are taking their time adopting FedNow, a faster way to send money

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A trucker hat mystery, the curse of September and other listener questions

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The natural disaster economist

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A portrait of Prince taken by Lynn Goldsmith (left) in 1981 and 16 silk-screened images Andy Warhol later created using the photo as a reference (right). Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States hide caption

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The Andy Warhol Supreme Court case and what it means for the future of art

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Fabricated data in research about honesty. You can't make this stuff up. Or, can you?

Dan Ariely and Francesca Gino are two of the biggest stars in behavioral science. Both have conducted blockbuster research into how to make people more honest, research we've highlighted on Planet Money. The two worked together on a paper about how to "nudge" people to be more honest on things like forms or tax returns. Their trick: move the location where people attest that they have filled in a form honestly from the bottom of the form to the top.

Fabricated data in research about honesty. You can't make this stuff up. Or, can you?

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Planet Money looks at how hidden contracts took over the internet

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Surprise, you just signed a contract! How hidden contracts took over the internet

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