LeBron James Is Still Underpaid
The best player in basketball is getting hosed. The NBA team owners, the players, the fans and even LeBron James himself want to keep it that way.
11 Jul 2018
The pandemic is transforming college from a can't-miss into a can't-attend experience. Can colleges survive? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
31 Jul 2020
Worst. Tariffs. Ever.
Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.
30 Mar 2018
Two Summer Indicators
Two stories from our Indicator team. There's a province in China that makes many of the world's flags. It's a unique window on global trade right now. And we find out why so few teenagers are working summer jobs these days.
6 Jul 2018
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Yes In My Backyard
There's a simple way to solve the housing crisis in U.S. cities. Only problem is, almost everybody hates it.
27 Jul 2018
Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce
Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?
27 Apr 2019
So, Should We Recycle?
Cities might be picking up your recyclables, but there is a very good chance they aren't being recycled. And that might be a good thing...if you really care about the planet. Part two of a two-part series. ⎸Subscribe to our newsletter here.
13 Jul 2019
Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: Is there a legal way out of your NDA?
7 Apr 2018
The New Socialists
Socialism was political poison in the U.S. for decades. Now it's gaining ground. Who are these new socialists? And what do they want?
20 Jul 2018
The World's Longest Yard Sale
Six states. Three days. One ugly cookie jar. Today on the show: Yard sale!
17 Aug 2018
The Poop Cartel
What happens when a group of economists applies the number one rule of economics... to number two?
25 Jul 2018
Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places.
2 Jun 2018
Peanuts And Cracker Jack
It takes strategy and skill to sell snacks at a baseball game. Meet the hot dog vending legend of Fenway Park.
3 Jul 2018
When Florida outlawed partisan gerrymandering, politicians tried to sneak it back in...in disguise.
9 Jun 2018
In game theory, sometimes the best way to win, is to lose.
31 May 2018
The World's Biggest Battery
California has a ton of solar power. But as soon as night falls, it's gone. Today on the show: How to bottle the sun.
15 Jun 2018
Today on the show: A small town stakes its future on writing, directing, and starring in a musical.
25 May 2018
You Asked For Even More
You have a lot of questions... about tariffs, unemployment rates, and RV dealerships, to name a few. We have answers.
10 Aug 2018
The Student Loan Whistleblower
Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.
12 Oct 2018
The Rest Of The Story Summer 2018
A pesticide wreaks havoc. A listener needs a bitcoin detective. And the search for the rarest economic good continues.
30 Jun 2018