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The economy explained. 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.
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#753: Blockchain Gang

#753: Blockchain Gang

2019-10-1600:22:481

Charlie Shrem went from living in his parents' basement, to bitcoin millionaire, to federal prison in just a few years. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Sometimes we forget to mention something. And our listeners always let us know. Today on the show, we make good. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#763: BOTUS

#763: BOTUS

2019-10-0900:22:2211

Two years ago, we built a machine that bought and sold stocks automatically based on President Trump's tweets. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#943: Unicorn Cowboy

#943: Unicorn Cowboy

2019-10-0400:21:5232

The risk-addicted investor who made WeWork possible and changed the way startups work. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Investors can fund lawsuits for profit, which gives more people access to the courts. But some worry it will warp the justice system. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#941: Three Bets

#941: Three Bets

2019-09-2800:22:2326

We jog to New Jersey to bet on tennis, we solve a mystery in Las Vegas, and we venture into the world of video game loot. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
When India suddenly got rid of most of its cash, in an effort to end corruption and modernize its economy, chaos ensued. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
All over the world, interest rates are very, very low. In some places, they're negative: you lend out money, and get less back. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
#658: Strike One

#658: Strike One

2019-09-1800:17:4619

Strikes these days are pretty boring. But they weren't always like this. In the past, strikers risked their lives. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Hear what ordinary people told Studs Terkel about their jobs in the 70s — and what they have to say now. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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Comments (296)

Mark Lee

X. 不 知道. The The gc of the nnu

Oct 16th
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Cody Buttron

would this really work as a rip the bandaid method or would it move better to have a transition economic model then implement the new tax code to this new systemm

Oct 7th
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Anton Starostin

I love to see when people who don't know anything about the topic start to give a piece of advice to professionals

Oct 3rd
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Patrecia Sapulette

😁😁😁

Oct 2nd
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RV

Wow, this guy sounds obnoxious. So freaking full of himself.

Oct 2nd
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draycarman@aol.com

no

Oct 1st
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Forrest Elliott

Incredible episode! I'll have to check this podcast out.

Sep 29th
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Joe Young

These people really are out of touch

Sep 28th
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A B

"Do you think that a loot box is like gambling?" "Yuup." 😂 🎁

Sep 28th
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Jila Khalighi

thanks a lot for the great episodes! Could you please also do one about fed reserve lending money to banks?

Sep 27th
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Jim Frees

cuz he's a wannabe hack and rednecks can't afford to feed his drinking problem without cheap seats ?

Sep 26th
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Abhinav kr

really interesting topic and a gold of knowledge.

Sep 23rd
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Lou Wiggins

Stumbled upon success. Love it. Pursue your passion and everything else will follow.

Sep 22nd
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Patrecia Sapulette

any take on what's the closing song is?

Sep 19th
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Bomi Kim

Great episode!

Sep 17th
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Johnny Daboss

A hobby that become a money machine reality. dream big young people and work hard.

Sep 12th
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ezzie83

great episode!! little modal made me laugh x

Sep 11th
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Joshua de Boer

Canada has polymer bills, surely comparing production costs to paper bills is unfair?

Sep 8th
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Cody Cook

it sounds like they're saying "Vulvo" rocket

Sep 3rd
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A B

Love it! 📊📊

Aug 30th
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