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Charlie Shrem's odyssey in and out of prison is a parable for everything that has happened with bitcoin during its first years: from idealists to outlaws to respectable citizens.
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We answer some of the most popular questions our listeners had after listening to our recent shows: on baseball cards, the repo market, and the least common American.
The Volfefe Index measures how much the President's tweets affect volatility in the bond market. In 2017, we launched our own investing project based on the President's tweets.
Masayoshi Son raised the biggest venture capital fund in the history of the world, made WeWork possible, and radically changed the way startups work.
Investors can fund lawsuits for profit, which gives more people access to the courts. But some worry it will warp the justice system.
Planet Money takes a gamble on three stories about bets gone... every which way.
One of the most dramatic things to happen in economics in the last few years was when India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to suddenly "demonetize" the country.
Interest rates are low and getting lower. Some are even negative. Which means we live in a weird world, where people are lending out money and getting back less.
An automakers' strike against General Motors in the 1930s changed the world of unions forever. Before, striking was dangerous and illegal. Today, it's a fairly civilized business.
In the 1970s, Studs Terkel interviewed scores of people about their jobs for his book Working. Today, we hear a few of those conversations — and follow up with the subjects.