February 18, 2012
When you walk around a big city in China, it feels like an entrepreneurial free-for-all — guys selling stuff on street corners, lots of little shops, everybody hustling. But when you pull back the curtain on the country’s economy, you find the government everywhere…
January 25, 2012
The clock is still ticking for the Euro. Greece are still not in a position to pay back their debts and continues to try and work out a deal with its creditors. But who loaned money to Greece?
January 22, 2012
Katy Perry had an amazing year in 2011, hitting the US number one spot five times, and the most played of any artist on the radio, a truly remarkable achievement. But in todays music business what does that mean to the record label Capital / EMI. How much did the label spend on Katy Perry? And how much did they make? Planet Money attempts to find out.
December 31, 2011
This isn’t a book about a mountain, this is a book about a generation. Wade Davis tells the story of the British climbers who tried to scale Mount Everest in the 1920s. “They were incredible men with grit and strength of character,” Davis says. “They didn’t know there were limits on what men could do.”