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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. 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. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


One in three American jobs require a license. Today on the show, why those licensing rules hurt the U.S. economy.

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#764: Pub In A Box

April 12th, 2017

One man figured out how to reproduce the magic of an Irish pub, and ship it in a container to anywhere in the world.

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#763: BOTUS

April 7th, 2017

On today's show, we get in on the future of investing. We build an automated stock-trading bot. It analyzes the twitter feed of President Donald Trump, then trades stocks with real money. Our money. You can follow our bot on twitter, @BOTUS.

The tricks and mind games tax collectors use to get people to pay up.