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#12 Planet Money: What If We Let AIG FAIL?

March 2nd, 2009

Episode 104 of 902 episodes

Quick: If anyone had asked you six months which company Americans should save first in an economic crisis, would you have named AIG? As of today taxpayers are on the hook for well over $100 billion to prop up the ailing insurer. But what if the U.S. hadn't decided to rescue AIG? Gregg Berman of Risk Metrics considers an alternate scenario. Plus: Our search for new economic indicators leads to the New York Stock Exchange.