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#04 Planet Money: Get Tougher, Please

February 9th, 2009

Episode 95 of 964 episodes

On Tuesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is expected to unveil the government's latest plan for helping troubled banks. Early reports say it's something of a public/private partnership. Economist Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute says the big problem is that American leaders still are getting tough enough on banks. Plus: A Vermont selectman says his townspeople have been hypnotized by the promise of a stimulus check.

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