Rank #1: #909: Dollar Stores Vs Lettuce
Every six hours a new dollar store opens in the U.S. Are they killing grocery stores?
Rank #2: #723: The Risk Farmers
There is a mystery in many poor countries. Why don't farmers specialize and grow more food? Two economists with very different theories go head to head to find out.
Rank #3: #746: Wall Street Goes To Vegas
Wall Street traders and Las Vegas gamblers have a lot in common. But when a Wall Street firm set up shop taking Vegas bets, both sides got a surprise.
Rank #4: #725: Trade Show
On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.
Rank #5: Citi Bike's Better Angels
How one bike-sharing company used behavioral economics to solve one of its most vexing problems.
Rank #6: #521: The Town That Loves Death
On today's episode, we'll take you to a place where dying has become acceptable dinner conversation. A place that also happens to have the lowest healthcare spending of any region in the country.
Rank #7: #763: BOTUS
On today's show, we get in on the future of investing. We build an automated stock-trading bot. It analyzes the twitter feed of President Donald Trump, then trades stocks with real money. Our money. You can follow our bot on twitter, @BOTUS.
Rank #8: The Underrated Economists
Today's summer economics read is "What Would the Great Economists Do?" by Linda Yueh, who is a great economist herself.
Rank #9: #747: The Man Who Sued Iran
When Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terror attack, he wanted someone to pay. His target was the Iranian government. His quest would pit him against both Iran and the White House.
Rank #10: Economic Insecurity
The U.S. economy looks in fine shape — for now — but even a lot of Americans with jobs still struggle financially. Here are three Indicators to monitor economic insecurity in the U.S.
Rank #11: Economy Of Thrones
We have five economic indicators to help you understand the world of Game of Thrones.
Rank #12: Is Buying A Home A Bad Investment?
Home ownership used to be a central pillar of the American Dream. Today, maybe not so much.
Rank #13: Bitcoin, Unemployment, and Mythical Beasts
Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has smart insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation is a lightning round that touches everything from the stock market to dystopian novels.
Rank #14: The Next Debt Crunch
The U.S. economy is doing great. Here's something to worry about.
Rank #15: The Recession Predictor
There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.
Rank #16: The Toll Also Rises
Basic economics says a new toll for commuters makes everybody better off. But what if basic economics is wrong?
Rank #17: Forget Neutrality
Most Americans have at most one choice for broadband internet. On today's show: How it got that way, and what it means for the debate over net neutrality.
Rank #18: Could The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later?
The Democrats have been struggling with a problem for a while now. The new tax bill could ultimately help them solve it.
Rank #19: How Airfare Is Changing
Why some routes are getting more expensive while others are getting cheaper.
Rank #20: What America Sells To The World
U.S. exports include airplanes, education and lots of blood.