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.
May 25th, 2010
Episode 272 of 964 episodes
"When this bill becomes law, the joyride on Wall Street will come to a screeching halt," Harry Reid said last week, after the Senate passed its big finance reform bill. Today on Planet Money, we dig into the "Volcker Rule" -- the bill's ostensible ban on banks trading with their own money. And we look at the question: Will the joyride really come to a screeching halt? And would it be a good thing if it did?