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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.

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#05 Planet Money: How To Save A Bank

February 11th, 2009

Episode 96 of 910 episodes

When the previous Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, announced his plans for saving the economy, professor Jeremy Siegel of Wharton gave him an F-. We asked Siegel to grade the performance of the new Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner. Plus: Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg pick apart the Geithner plan, starting with the question of what it really takes to rescue a bank.

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