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Where To Start With Planet Money

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Creation Date July 31st, 2018
Updated Date Updated November 15th, 2021
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  1. In Japan, salmon used to be garbage fish. Today, it's a delicacy. How one Norwegian with a lot of extra fish changed the tastes of a nation.
  2. One Hollywood director leaves the world of big budget blockbusters for something even more lucrative: low budget Hollywood.
  3. Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you're not up to scratch, you're off the team. Is this the future of work?
  4. Gene Freidman built a taxi empire. We visited him before he was in legal trouble.
  5. Today on the show: the economics of drought, and why the rational thing to do in California right now is use more water.
  6. How the American auto industry is built on a trade dispute over frozen chicken parts.
  7. Red roses are a unique product — a commodity worth double the price for a very short, 24-hour period: Valentine's Day.To cash in on this demand, flower growers have to figure out how to make millions of roses bloom exactly the right amount, at
  8. The world is running out of chocolate.  Cocoa is in short supply. Demand is way up, thanks to China and India developing a taste for the sweet stuff. And producing more cocoa isn't so easy. Cocoa is a fussy plant. It doesn't grow in very many p
  9. A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.
  10. A California mall straddles the border between two cities — and the minimum wage is higher on one side.

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