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…
February 1, 2012
Marco Arment creator of of one of our favourite iOS apps, Instapaper and co-founder of Tumblr, is on todays NPR podcast. We hear how a hobby turns into a lucrative one-man business — and how Apple’s App Store is transforming the Internet economy. The gist is super simple. In fact, it’s something that’s been going on in the physical world for thousands of years: Giving people a convenient way to buy cheap products.
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.