When you walk around a big city in China, it feels like an entrepreneurial free-for-all â guys selling stuff on street corners, lots of little shops, everybody hustling. But when you pull back the curtain on the country’s economy, you find the government everywhere…
Adam Davidson, Chana Joffe-Walt and David Kestenbaum visited New York’s Fancy Food Show with a directive: bring back the best economics story they could find in just 60 minutes. The starring ingredients: olive oil, vanilla beans, and roquefort cheese. You can listen and vote for your favorite fancy food story at npr.org/money.
The lead singer of the band OK Go, famous for the video where they dance on treadmills, talks about the economics of Rock and his band’s decision to leave their label and start their own record company.
Another very special radio competition. We sent Adam Davidson, Chana Joffe-Walt and Alex Blumberg to the International Council of Shopping Centers’ New York Conference and challenged them to bring back the best economics stories they could find. Listen to their stories, hear our panel of celebrity judges weigh in and then decide who you think should be the winner.