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#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money
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#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money

Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China's thirst for resources. (Music Credit: Thanks to musician Giovanni Kiyingi for the use of his song "Kaleeba" from the album Amakondeere.)

#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money

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#836: The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman
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#836: The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman

Why are used car commercials so annoying? Meet the original sinner.

#836: The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman

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#835: Tariffied
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#835: Tariffied

We're in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of tariffs on American products. It gets weird...and delicious.

#835: Tariffied

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#661: The Less Deadly Catch
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#661: The Less Deadly Catch

Today on the show: how an economic fix helped made the deadliest job in America safer, and why people are angry about it.

#661: The Less Deadly Catch

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#834: NDA Tell-All
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#834: NDA Tell-All

Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: Is there a legal way out of your NDA?

#834: NDA Tell-All

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#685: Larry vs. The IRS
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#685: Larry vs. The IRS

What exactly would happen if you didn't pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.

#685: Larry vs. The IRS

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 #833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever.
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#833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever.

Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.

#833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever.

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#832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB
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#832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

What happens when you put someone who wants to close an agency, in charge of that agency? Today on the show, we find out.

#832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

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#671: An Insider Trader Tells All

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#671: An Insider Trader Tells All

A man who got caught insider trading explains everything — what he did, how he did it, and why.

#671: An Insider Trader Tells All

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#831: The Golden Rules
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#831: The Golden Rules

Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?

#831: The Golden Rules

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