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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.


#11 Planet Money: He Nationalized a Bank

February 27th, 2009

Episode 103 of 902 episodes

William Isaac calls himself the only person in America who has ever nationalized a bank. Isaac, who led the FDIC during the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s, doesn't recommend it. Plus: Economists reveal what they heard in Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's interview with Planet Money, and an architect watches her business disappear.