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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.
#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?
#900: The Stolen Company
When an American company named ABRO learns their goods are being counterfeited in China, they start their own trade war.
#724: Cat Scam
The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen--but instead they are taking over the global economy.
#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.
#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.
#897: New Orleans Vs. Airbnb
Airbnb has changed New Orleans. And now landlords and preservationists are fighting over the future of the city.
Antitrust 3: Big Tech
What does the rise of dominant tech companies say about competition and the state of antitrust law? Third in a series.
Antitrust 2: The Paradox
How Robert Bork won the fight over the very meaning of competition in America, and paved the way for some of the biggest companies we've ever seen.
#893: Our Valentines 2019
We give a shout out to the stuff we've been obsessing over in the office — those stories that were so good, we wished we had thought of them ourselves.