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SUMMER SCHOOL 6: Taxes & Donald Duck
12 Aug 2020
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The surprisingly entertaining history of the income tax.

Mask Communication
07 Aug 2020
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Why won't some people wear masks? Is there anything we can do to convince them? We look to behavioral economics for help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa
05 Aug 2020
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The economics of free trade and what happens when governments get involved.

College Fails
31 Jul 2020
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The pandemic is transforming college from a can't-miss into a can't-attend experience. Can colleges survive? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Pistachios & Scarcity
29 Jul 2020
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SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Scarcity & Pistachios
29 Jul 2020
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Class 4 brings us an economic conundrum: how do you efficiently share a scarce resource? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Rest of the Story, Pandemic Edition
24 Jul 2020
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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.

SUMMER SCHOOL 3: Profit & Cocaine
23 Jul 2020
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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.

BONUS: The Kerner Commission
20 Jul 2020
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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.

Getting Out Of Prison Sooner
18 Jul 2020
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Shortening prison sentences might be about morals, but it's definitely about money. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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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