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Episode 870: Trump vs. Red Tape

There were 22,000 pages of federal regulations in 1960. In 2016, there were 185,000. President Trump has a problem with that. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 870: Trump vs. Red Tape

President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?

Episode 870: Trump vs. Red Tape

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#453: What Causes What?
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#453: What Causes What?

We try to tell the difference between correlation and causation.

#453: What Causes What?

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#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower
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#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

Seth Frotman worked overseeing student loans for the government. He saw things that made him quit, and tell all.

#869: The Student Loan Whistleblower

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#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

Our own Jacob Goldstein made this candle out of animal fat. Jacob Goldstein/NPR hide caption

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#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

Bill Nordhaus just won the economics Nobel. In this show: He shows how history of light is the history of economic growth — of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.

#534: The History of Light (Nobel Edition)

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#868: Moneyland
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#868: Moneyland

We follow writer Oliver Bullough as he explores how stolen money moves around the world, and what that might mean for democracies.

#868: Moneyland

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#680: Anatomy Of A Scam
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#680: Anatomy Of A Scam

Ever seen one of those signs asking if you want to work from home? We find out what happens when you call.

#680: Anatomy Of A Scam

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#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown
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#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown

We tell the story of a massive crackdown on asylum fraud, and the fallout.

#867: Special Report: Asylum Crackdown

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#866: Modern Monetary Theory
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#866: Modern Monetary Theory

We rethink everything we know about government spending, taxes, the nature of money... All of it.

#866: Modern Monetary Theory

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#865: Tweak This

Today, tweaks. Martin Deutsch/Flickr hide caption

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#865: Tweak This

We propose small fixes for baseball, weddings, salary negotiations and buying your morning coffee. Warning: They may be too rational.

#865: Tweak This

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#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

Lots of onions. Jess Jiang/NPR hide caption

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#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

How one man took the onion market hostage.

#657: The Tale Of The Onion King

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