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.
November 17th, 2012
Episode 533 of 964 episodes
On today's show, we consider a world where everybody cheats and where you can't win unless you game the regulators: Professional cycling.Under the leadership of Lance Armstrong, the U.S. Postal Service cycling team was wildly successful, winning the Tour de France seven years in a row.According to a recentreport, the team was running a high-tech, secret doping operation during those years. The operation was run like a business, and its leader was Lance Armstrong.