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#189 Planet Money: Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million

June 25th, 2010

Episode 283 of 902 episodes

We wade into the economics of the art world to find out why a dead shark costs $12 million, and a photo of steel wool that looks like a tornado costs $1,265. Plus, we talk about some of the last-minute changes to the big finance bill that cleared a conference committee today.