Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money where he reports on how the global economy is affecting our lives.
Recent episodes featuring Robert Smith
#923: Good Teachers, Bad Deal
Planet Money
Teachers made a deal with the Department of Education. They kept their end of the bargain. Why didn't the government?
#922: The Cost of Getting Your Money Back
Planet Money
Accidentally sending $1,500 to a stranger on Venmo reveals just how hard it is to get your money back in the new economy.
#921: Tales From The Parking Lot
Planet Money
Three stories: A tire-booting vigilante, a surge price conspiracy, and the civil rights fight over parking tickets.
#920: What Should We Be Worried About?
Planet Money
The economic recovery turns 10 this month. Don't get too comfortable. There's plenty to be worried about.
#919: Are Cities Overrated?
Planet Money
Big cities used to be the land of opportunity for most people. But with changes in work, some economists are wondering: Are cities overrated?
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Dec 31st, 1967
Brooklyn, NY, USA
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1 week, 13 hours