Top Episodes This Week
The Economist asks: Michael Bloomberg
This is outdated (September), but given Michael Bloomberg will be participating in the debate tomorrow, I thought I’d share for those who are interested.
The Opioid Tragedy, Part 1: “We’ve Addicted an Entire Generation”
#888: The First Shutdown
In honour of President Trump setting a record for forcing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history back in January 2019, Planet Money took a look at the very first shutdown back in 1879, and how it wasn't all that different from today.
Does the President Matter as Much as You Think?
#823: Planet Monet
Where does all the art that gets purchased for investment purposes get stored? Listen to this episode to learn about freeports, giant warehouses that exist in no country where you don’t have to pay any taxes on the art you buy!
#877: The Laws of The Office