Episodes Posted: 4
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#524: Mr Jones’ Act
There’s an obscure law that governs just about anything that travels by ship in the U.S. — bananas, hairdryers, gasoline, even people. Economists do not like it. But it just won’t go away.
#946: Fries Of The Future
Published Oct 23
The modern french fry isn’t just crispy and delicious, it’s a technological marvel.
#956: The Carriage Tax
Published Dec 6
The argument over the constitutionality of wealth taxes has been going on since 1794, when George Washington decided to raise money by taxing the rich, through their carriages.
#958: When Reagan Broke the Unions
Published Dec 18
When air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981, Reagan gave them 48 hours to get back to work. In that short time, American labor would change forever.