The story of a 24-year-old kid and the idea he thought would reduce congestion, cut greenhouse gasses and make urban … More
Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get … More
Everybody likes free, and the Internet is bursting with free services. But as companies try to figure out how to … More
Paying for poor kids to go to preschool saves the government money in the long run, an economist argues.
Should NPR receive federal funding? On today’s Planet Money, we try to look at the question through the cold, hard … More
What should the government pay for? On today’s Planet Money, we pose that question to Charlie Wheelan, author of the … More
On today’s Planet Money, we revisit two stories from Haiti. Both turned out better than we expected. First, we hear … More