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.
February 23rd, 2009
Episode 100 of 964 episodes
Citigroup spent the weekend in talks with the U.S. government over a plan to convert the taxpayers' holdings from preferred to common stock. Rolf Winkler of Option Armageddon walks guest host Uri Berliner through what that means. Plus: Janos Samu of Concorde Securities gives a brief history of Europe's own subprime crisis. And PTA president Caroline Raye makes up for shortcomings at an elementary school in Gainesville, Fla.