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The remarkable story of the online "CAPTCHA" tests we've all taken to prove that we're not robots.
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The Indicator from Planet Money explores trade wars, peanuts, hurricanes, and happiness.
We wanted to understand an eerie phenomenon that drives everything from the stock market to the price of orange juice. So we asked you to guess the weight of a cow.
How a ruthless dictator, and a bunch of economists known as the Chicago Boys, took Chile from socialism to capitalism.
In the late 1950's and early '60's a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.
Copyrighting comedy is expensive. So comedians have devised an informal system of sanctions to protect their jokes from theft. Sometimes it works.
Joe Bankman, professor at Stanford, figured out a way to make filing your taxes easy and painless. Then the tax lobby found out about it.
Some colleges are offering students a new way to pay. It's not a scholarship. It's not a loan. It's more like the students are selling stock in themselves.
The story behind two sneaky forces that drive us to buy more products, more often: Planned obsolescence and psychological obsolescence.
There's an industry of people working to eliminate bad police behavior. They're not activists or protestors. They're insurers.