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Wanna see a trick? Give us any topic and we can tie it back to the economy. At Planet Money, we explore the forces that shape our lives and bring you along for the ride. Don't just understand the economy – understand the world.

Wanna go deeper? Subscribe to Planet Money+ and get sponsor-free episodes of Planet Money, The Indicator, and Planet Money Summer School. Plus access to bonus content. It's a new way to support the show you love. Learn more at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

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    When women stopped coding (Classic)

    When women stopped coding (Classic)

    A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.

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    • 17 min
    My Favorite Tax Loophole

    My Favorite Tax Loophole

    There's a big difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. But sometimes even avoiding taxes (legally) can feel like you're getting away with something. Today, we share some of our — and your! — favorite loopholes in the U.S. tax code.

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    • 26 min
    Messi economics

    Messi economics

    Soccer star Lionel Messi is currently hoping to lead Argentina to victory in the World Cup. His path to global fame was shaped by a crisis in Argentina's economy.

    This episode was made in collaboration with NPR and Futuro Studios's The Last Cup podcast.

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    • 27 min
    Inside the battle over the world's most powerful computer chips (Planet Money+)

    Inside the battle over the world's most powerful computer chips (Planet Money+)

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    For decades, China has found ways to use advanced semiconductor chip technology — much of which is American-made — in military weapons and equipment. Now, a new U.S. policy aims to cut off Chinese access to certain chips, as well as limit China's ability to make them.

    Planet Money's daily economist podcast The Indicator recently explored the new policy in an episode featuring Greg Allen, a security and technology expert with the Center For Strategic & International Studies. This bonus episode, an extended interview with Greg Allen and host Darian Woods — about semiconductors chips, their importance in the economy, and the global battle for control of them.

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    One economist's take on popular advice for saving, borrowing, and spending

    One economist's take on popular advice for saving, borrowing, and spending

    Yale economist James Choi analyzed popular financial advice to see how it stacks up against traditional economic theory.

    • 32 min
    How the cookie became a monster

    How the cookie became a monster

    30 years ago, Lou Montulli set out to solve a fundamental problem with the internet, and accidentally created an entirely different one. On today's show, how the cookie went from an obscure piece of code designed to protect anonymity, to an online advertiser's dream, to a privacy advocate's nightmare.

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    • 26 min

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28.1K Ratings

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