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Planet Money

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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.

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Episode 761: The Bank War

March 25th, 2017

A populist president versus the most powerful banker in America.

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#760: Tax Hero

March 23rd, 2017

One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it...

Three short stories about putting a price on something hard to value precisely. We go from $4.66 under a pillow all the way up to $1 trillion across every inch of highway in America.

The Constitution contains a paragraph known as the Emoluments Clause. It's 49 words meant to prevent foreign influence on US officials. How does it apply to a president with a global business empire?