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.
June 4th, 2010
Episode 276 of 921 episodes
In India, there are a handful of billionaires, and 400 million people without electricity. On today's Planet Money, we ask the question: With India's economy growing at 8 percent per year, why are so many people there still so poor? We hear from economists, and from Umrao Singh, a 75-year-old cobbler who lives on the street in Delhi.