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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

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The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.

    SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa

    SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa

    The economics of free trade and what happens when governments get involved.

    • 26 min
    College Fails

    College Fails

    With a month to go before the fall semester starts, universities are closing due to coronavirus, and also making hard cuts and tradeoffs around remote learning.

    • 18 min
    SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Scarcity & Pistachios

    SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Scarcity & Pistachios

    Learn about scarce resources and the tragedy of the commons from drought-stricken California.

    • 28 min
    Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

    Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition

    Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition We check in on the people we've met and stories we've covered since this whole thing started. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 25 min
    SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

    SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine

    In our third class, we take all that we've learned about decisions and markets and bring it to a former drug kingpin. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 27 min
    BONUS: The Kerner Commission

    BONUS: The Kerner Commission

    In 1967, President Johnson created a commission to investigate racial unrest in America. But, the answer they came up with was not the answer he was hoping for. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    • 26 min

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