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Tears For Sears
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Tears For Sears

A storied American retailer has filed for bankruptcy.

Tears For Sears

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Beating Bollywood
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Beating Bollywood

Amazon and Netflix are trying to take on India. But, so far a Hollywood ending, south-Asian style, has eluded them.

Beating Bollywood

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Gross Dank Product
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Gross Dank Product

Just because marijuana is now legal in Canada doesn't mean the market for it is easily quantifiable.

Gross Dank Product

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A Snapshot Of Poverty In America
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A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

The Supplemental Poverty Report provides a more accurate and nuanced picture of poverty in America.

A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

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Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants
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Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants

Tyler Cowen rates Nobel prizes, blogs, and the importance of weirdness in conversation

Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants

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The Economics of Apologies
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The Economics of Apologies

Turns out nothing says 'I'm sorry' like cold, hard cash

The Economics of Apologies

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China's Brave New World
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China's Brave New World

China is piloting a so-called social credit system, which allots every citizen a certain number of points. If you do the "right thing" you can extra points. If you do the wrong thing, you can lose points and life can get very difficult.

China's Brave New World

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Life On China's Blacklist
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Life On China's Blacklist

In China, if you don't pay back your loans, you could end up on a blacklist. When you're on it, you can't get a credit card or a plane ticket. Today on the show, we talk with someone on the blacklist.

Life On China's Blacklist

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China's Social Credit System
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China's Social Credit System

China has a problem: it's economy grew fast and that led to a trust problem. If someone doesn't pay back a loan, there's no real enforcement. But the solution might cause problems of its own.

China's Social Credit System

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The Iron Lotus
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The Iron Lotus

The reverse stock split is the Iron Lotus of the financial world. It looks complicated and absurd, and it often doesn't end well.

The Iron Lotus

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