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#760: Tax Hero
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#760: Tax Hero

Joe Bankman, professor at Stanford, figured out a way to make filing your taxes easy and painless. Then the tax lobby found out about it.

#760: Tax Hero

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#903: A New Way To Pay For College
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#903: A New Way To Pay For College

Some colleges are offering students a new way to pay. It's not a scholarship. It's not a loan. It's more like the students are selling stock in themselves.

#903: A New Way To Pay For College

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#902: The Phoebus Cartel
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#902: The Phoebus Cartel

The story behind two sneaky forces that drive us to buy more products, more often: Planned obsolescence and psychological obsolescence.

#902: The Phoebus Cartel

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#901: Bad Cops Are Expensive
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#901: Bad Cops Are Expensive

There's an industry of people working to eliminate bad police behavior. They're not activists or protestors. They're insurers.

#901: Bad Cops Are Expensive

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#189: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million

The famous work "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" by British artist Damien Hirst. REGINA KUEHNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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#189: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million

Today's show is about the fickle market for art. What makes a dead shark cost $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado cost only $1,265?

#189: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million

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#900: The Stolen Company

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#900: The Stolen Company

When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war.

#900: The Stolen Company

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#724: Cat Scam

Fred and Natasha Ruckel's cat, Yoda, sits on top of the Ripple Rug. The Ripple Rug was the subject of a classic middleman scheme involving eBay and Amazon. Courtesy of Snuggly Cat hide caption

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#724: Cat Scam

The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead they are taking over the global economy.

#724: Cat Scam

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#899: Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates
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#899: Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates

Thieves are stealing billions of dollars worth of gasoline in Mexico. The President is taking drastic action to cut them off, and it comes at a serious cost. Content warning: Audio of deadly pipeline explosion.

#899: Mexico Fights The Fuel Pirates

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#785: The Starbury

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#785: The Starbury

The story of an NBA All-Star and an experiment: To make a desirable basketball shoe cheap enough for anyone.

#785: The Starbury

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#898: Happy Fed Independence Day

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#898: Happy Fed Independence Day

The story of the day the Federal Reserve got its independence and the fight—an actual physical fight—to keep it.

#898: Happy Fed Independence Day

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