This Custom of Customs

Stuff You Should Know: This Custom of Customs Brandt/Thinkstock

Customs may be a pain when you're traveling, but it's a necessary instrument the government uses to regulate trade. And it has a very fascinating history. Your passport please?

Topics in this Podcast: josh, Chuck, howstuffworks, SYSK, trade, economics, Stuff You Should Know, Alexander Hamilton, taxes, passports, congress, constitution, government