The Invention of Money on This American Life

Five reporters stumbled on what seems like a basic question: What is money? The unsettling answer they found: Money is fiction. [Hat tip to FinanceProfessor.com]

Talking ‘Freakonomics’ with Steven Levitt

Why should you avoid using the word “spacious” if you’re trying to sell your house? What does Paul Feldman’s bagel delivery business teach us about corporate corruption? Is there a way to bet on the horses and consistently win? Economist Steven Levitt shares some unconventional insight from his book, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.

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