Planet Money


Business, News & Politics

Chart Positions

Business 1
Top 200 18

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.


#257: Money Buys Happiness

March 8th, 2011

Episode 355 of 964 episodes

Does more money bring more happiness? Economists have been arguing over the question for decades (and everybody else has been arguing over it forever). Economist Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School, has spent hours poring over happiness surveys from 155 countries across the globe, and he says the data is clear: more money means more happiness. On today's Planet Money, Wolfers talks about his research and explains its implications for public policy.

Featured Podcast