How WhatsApp Broke Lebanon

The Indicator from Planet Money | 28 September 2021 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Backgrounds why Lebanon’s economy is in freefall, which the World Bank has called one of the worst financial crises in a century. Reviews Lebanon’s optimistic years; zooms in on a key decision that started this house of cards; and draws lessons about booms and busts in general.

Saving Birds With Economics

The Indicator from Planet Money | 22 July 2021 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Eric Hallstein of The Nature Conservancy about using reverse auctions to pay rice farmers to flood their fields at the right times to provide wetland habitat for migrating birds.

Is Time Really On Your Side?

The Indicator from Planet Money | 28 May 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Hamermesh, summarising key ideas from his book Spending Time, which examines time’s complicated relationship to money, stress, and gender.

Police Unions and Civilian Deaths

The Indicator from Planet Money | 3 June 2020 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economist Rob Gillezeau about the evidence for a relationship between police unionisation and the number of people killed by officers.

The Measure Of A Tragedy

The Indicator from Planet Money | 27 August 2018 | 0h 09m | Listen Later  | iTunes
The Venezuelan economy has collapsed after years of economic mismanagement and a deepening political crisis. Harvard-based Venezuelan economist, Ricardo Hausmann, has developed an indicator that captures the scale of the economic catastrophe.