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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
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At maximum output, Seattle-area-based Ventec can produce about 1,000 ventilators a month. That's not going to be nearly enough. So, they called in help.
#987: The Race To Make Ventilators, NPR
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Bellevue is the oldest public hospital in the nation. It's seen everything, and survived everything. But even they might not have enough beds for the COVID peak. Here's why.
#988: The Economics Of Hospital Beds, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money7 days ago
The government's economic rescue package will cost so much it's worth writing out the full number: $2,000,000,000,000. Where will that money come from? And what will happen next?
#985: Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?, NPR
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There are 3,283,000 new claims for unemployment – but the unemployment system wasn't designed for that kind of record number. Now 3 million people are asking, "What's next?"
#986: America Unemployed, NPR
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NPRadded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Planet Money13 days ago
In the 1600s, a good spice rub was the ultimate display of wealth. People would risk their lives for a sack of cloves. On today's show, we cook a recipe from the spice trade days.
#674: We Cooked A Peacock, NPR
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Where there are casinos, there are wannabe cheaters. One group of Russian hackers cracked slot machines with math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.
#773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws, NPR
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Some of the biggest companies in the U.S. are reinventing how employees get paid. Saying you don't have to wait two weeks to get paid anymore. You can get paid every day.
#957: You're Giving Your Boss A Loan, NPR
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When air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981, Reagan gave them 48 hours to get back to work. In that short time, American labor would change forever.
#958: When Reagan Broke the Unions, NPR
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You can see billboards, and, increasingly, they can see you. We explore the power of billboards, and we put up our own in Times Square.
#964: BILLBOARDS, NPR
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With limited slots and high demand, the NYC Marathon has had to create a clever system to allocate a scarce resource as fairly as possible. Four lessons in fair allocation.
#962: Advanced Fairness At The Marathon, NPR
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The argument over the constitutionality of wealth taxes has been going on since 1794, when George Washington decided to raise money by taxing the rich, through their carriages.
#956: The Carriage Tax , NPR
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A special holiday episode about the epic, decades-long feud between the two companies that make just about every handbell in the world.
#592: The Bell Wars , NPR
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On today's show, we head to Germany to meet the person who kickstarted the green energy market and learn about the wonky policy tool that helped him do it.
#965: Das Green Old Deal, NPR
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In the 1990s, inflation in Brazil was so high that, for a very long time, prices had been increasing every day. Until four drinking buddies from grad school found a way to fix it.
#216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil, NPR
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Free is a powerful concept. Everybody likes free things, but free can backfire. On today's show: What happens when you take something that is free, and give it a price?
#386: The Cost Of Free Doughnuts , NPR
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We asked a bunch of economists at the American Economic Association's annual conference one question: What is the most useful idea in economics?
#963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question. , NPR
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We visit a little-known "lost and found" to find out how your money gets in there, and how you can get it back.
#967: Escheat Show, NPR
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The Federal Reserve usually has one main job: setting interest rates. But in emergencies, another Fed job becomes more important: trying to prevent a financial crisis.
#980: The Fed Fights The Virus, NPR
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In Barbuda, land isn't a thing you buy and sell. It's something you just... have. For free. No paperwork. For real. But the Prime Minister thinks there's been a misunderstanding.
#969: The Island No One Owns, NPR
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A farmer in California built an empire dealing raw milk. And then the Feds showed up.
#970: Raw Milk Deal, NPR
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