Archive for the ‘Money’ Tag

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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