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This Panera Cares store in Chicago switched from for-profit to non-profit, and it started asking customers to pay whatever they want.
January 18, 2019 #889: The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment
In 2010, Panera launched several pay-what-you-want cafes. On today's show: How this charitable experiment worked out.
January 18, 2019 •
#889: The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment
An undated portrait by Mathew Brady of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States.
January 16, 2019 #888: The First Shutdown
In 1879, Congress and the President were locked in a battle over the rights of African-Americans. It led to the first government shutdown.
January 16, 2019 •
You asked, "how does Venmo make money?" We answer that and much more today on the show.
January 11, 2019 #887: You Asked For It, Yet Again
On today's show we answer questions about silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit. Why? Because you asked!
January 11, 2019 •
#887: You Asked For It, Yet Again
January 9, 2019 #690: All In
We go inside a professional poker tournament, where some of the smartest betting takes place behind the scenes.
January 9, 2019 •
Don't get phished.
January 4, 2019 #886: The Price of a Hack
Hackers are an expensive headache for companies. But there might be a simple economic fix.
January 4, 2019 •
#886: The Price of a Hack
Spies Rejser/ Screenshot by NPR
January 2, 2019 #885: Do It For Your Country
People are the engine that fuels an economy. But what happens when you start running out of people?
January 2, 2019 •
#885: Do It For Your Country
December 28, 2018 #884: The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018
We check in on some stories we did this year to see what's changed. Find a full list of the episodes we referenced at our website, NPR.org/money.
December 28, 2018 •
#884: The Rest Of The Story, Winter 2018
December 26, 2018 #609: The Curse Of The Black Lotus
How the card game "Magic: The Gathering" deflated a speculative bubble. You can support our show at donate.npr.org/planetmoney.
December 26, 2018 •
#609: The Curse Of The Black Lotus
December 24, 2018 BONUS INDICATOR: The Calculator That Time Forgot
Most products in this world are vulnerable to creative destruction: as new products are developed, they make old ones obsolete. But there are some exceptions — products that persist, resisting change while economic evolution continues without them. For instance: the graphing calculator. (This episode is from our other podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money. Subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts.)
December 24, 2018 •
BONUS INDICATOR: The Calculator That Time Forgot
Scrooge and Mr. Pembroke: The stars of Branford High's production of
A Christmas Carol.
December 21, 2018 #883: A Very Planet Money Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens wanted to pick a fight with economists. So he invented Ebenezer Scrooge. But did he get it all right? Also: If you want to support our show, head over to donate.npr.org/planetmoney. We appreciate it.
December 21, 2018 •
#883: A Very Planet Money Christmas Carol
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