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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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#06 Planet Money: Pay Up — Or Else

February 13th, 2009

Episode 97 of 910 episodes

You're kidding me, thought Simon Johnson of Baseline Scenario, after reading an analyst's call for the U.S. to pay top dollar for toxic assets — or else. Johnson and Adam Davidson call up the person who wrote it, Joseph LaVorgna of Deutsche Bank. Plus: Adam put himself through a viewing of The International, a supposed thriller. For real edge-of-your-seat cinema, he says, listen to this tale from John Moscow.

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