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.
July 2nd, 2010
Episode 285 of 902 episodes
First, we hear from Yvrose Jean Baptiste, the Haitian businesswoman left destitute by the earthquake. When we first met her in February, all she had to her name was a tub of chicken necks she was selling for a few pennies each. Now, she has money in the bank and her own stall in a bustling market. Then: mangoes. Earlier this year on This American Life we told the story of how hard it was to build a little place where farmers could wash and store their mangoes. We thought it would never happen. But -- right after that story aired -- construction began. A local leader even convinced the young men in the village to dig up 27 miles of unused pipe - for free - and move it so that it can supply water to the center.
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