NPR Planet Money

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: 5 episodes

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 Planet Money. People seem to like it.

#906: The Chicago Boys, Part II

#906: The Chicago Boys, Part II

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: Apr 12th, 2019

How a ruthless dictator, and a bunch of economists known as the Chicago Boys, took Chile from socialism to capitalism.
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#905: The Chicago Boys, Part I

#905: The Chicago Boys, Part I

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: Apr 11th, 2019

In the late 1950's and early '60's a handful of Chilean students went to study economics at the University of Chicago. What they learned changed their country.
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Antitrust 3: Big Tech

Antitrust 3: Big Tech

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: Feb 22nd, 2019

What does the rise of dominant tech companies say about competition and the state of antitrust law? Third in a series.
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Antitrust 2: The Paradox

Antitrust 2: The Paradox

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: Feb 20th, 2019

How Robert Bork won the fight over the very meaning of competition in America, and paved the way for some of the biggest companies we've ever seen.
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Antitrust 1: Standard Oil

Antitrust 1: Standard Oil

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: Feb 15th, 2019

At the turn of the 20th century, Ida Tarbell investigated John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil. What she discovered changed the economy of the United States.
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