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Jacob Goldstein

A while back, the charity Feeding America was a mess. It was sending pickles to food banks that wanted produce, and potatoes to Idaho. So they called some economists, and a free food market was born.
There was a time when heads of corporations made a lot less money. And then suddenly, average CEO pay shot up. Planet Money explores why America’s CEOs got a big raise.
If Greece isn’t a good place to do business anymore, then businesses will leave. When solid businesses close up or leave, then Greece becomes even worse for the remaining firms.
Take every standard lesson about how to sell stuff to people and then break all the rules. That’s the secret to some of the nation’s biggest retail chains.