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We Buy a Superhero: Resurrection
We have found the perfect superhero. Now we just have to make him our own. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
The government used to be afraid to borrow too much money. Today, it borrows hand over fist. And it's ... fine? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
We Buy A Superhero: Loophole
Marvel was not interested in selling us Doorman. But there is another way to jumpstart our superhero empire.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
Why Printers Are The Worst
The real money is in the ink. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
We Buy A Superhero: Origins
Marvel has 7,000 characters, many of them forgotten. We want to buy one from their vault and launch our own little Planet Money franchise. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.
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During a professional training on microeconomics a few years ago, the trainier recommended this podcast. Out of curiosity I listened to one episode and I fell in love with it. It is such an entertaining way to learn about economic matters. I started from episode 1 and finally understood a bit what happened in 2008. Thanks to NPR for this amazing podcast.
My favourite episodes? Episode 672: Bagging the Birkin and Episode 687: Buy This Passport.
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