Today on the show, two big theories to answer a little question: Why is the milk in the back of the store?
On today's show, how something as simple as a sandwich sales tax ends up a complicated list of definitions, exemptions and confusion. And what that tells us about the tax code in general.
Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.
Millennials are the most populous generation in America. From a demographic perspective, this is very good news.
A ticket to an unpopular movie in an empty theater costs the same as a ticket to a sold-out blockbuster. Why?
Ikea plans to raise its minimum hourly wage for retail workers to $10.76, and it's betting that the raise will pay for itself.
Today on the show, we talk to two guys who say we should get rid of patents. If someone has an idea, anyone else is free to steal it.
On today's show, we answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?
There are more U.S. jobs now than there were before the recession. But the jobs are different — and they're in different places.
What would it be like if everyone at your office knew what everyone else earned? On today's show, we hear about a company where salaries aren't secret.
When salaries are transparent, it changes the dynamic between workers and the boss — and among workers themselves.
Today on the show: how a 13-year-old girl built a business in North Korea.
There's a huge gap between the sticker price for college tuition and the price students actually pay. On today's show, we try to figure out why.
See how home prices and incomes have changed over the past 25 years, and how your city compares with others around the country.
Planet Money's Steve Henn invited a couple computer guys to tap his internet connection for a week. He was shocked by how much they discovered.