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The carbon coin: A novel idea

11/11/22, The Indicator (10:31)


Teaching Ideas

Summary: The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is out, and the scientists have delivered their “final” warning, calling for aggressive actions to reduce carbon emissions. This episode of The Indicator which aired during last fall’s COP27 climate summit explores a radical but intriguing idea– the “Carbon Coin,” which leverages the power of monetary (and fiscal) policy to bring about large-scale carbon reduction. The accompanying exercise explores the carbon coin and how it compares to currency that we know and use today?

Should We Kill The $100 Bill?   Leave a comment

An employee at a money changer in Manila counts $100 bills in 2012. Today, more than a half-trillion dollars' worth of $100 bills are overseas.Link:

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the $100 bill and found that over two-thirds of the bills are overseas. Additionally, they assume the bills are used for illegal activities due to their convenience.

Original Air Date: August 14, 2014

Length: 6 minutes 10 seconds

Posted June 7, 2015 by ndelmonaco1 in Currency, Ethics, Planet Money, Politics & economics

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The Birth Of The Dollar   Leave a comment

Two-dollar note from a New York bankLink:

Summary: At one point in U.S. history there was close to 8,000 different types of currency circulating. The Civil War became a bottleneck and forced innovation, thus creating one unified currency.

Original Air Date: December 7, 2012

Length: 10 minutes 37 seconds

The Invisible Plumbing Of Our Economy   Leave a comment


Summary: In a time of instantaneous internet, why does it take so long for money to process from one checking account to another? Planet Money Podcast attempts to figure out the invisible pipes that move money around America.

Original Air Date: October 4, 2013

Length: 22 min

Posted November 23, 2013 by leonidhapulluqi in Finance, Planet Money, Technology

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