Season 11, Episode 6

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Do more expensive wines taste better? They should! It’s a cardinal rule: more expensive items are supposed to be qualitatively better than their cheaper versions. But is that true for wine? And: The state-by-state rollout of legalized weed has given economists a perfect natural experiment to measure its effects. Here’s what we know so far — and don’t know — about the costs and benefits of legalization.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Do More Expensive Wine Taste Better?” and “Let’s Be Blunt: Marijuana Is a Boon for Older Workers.