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 24th, 2010
Episode 291 of 936 episodes
Our latest payment from Toxie was supposed to arrive this week. Once again, we got zero dollars and zero cents. Our little toxic asset isn't quite dead yet. But it's been months since we've seen a payment. So before she's gone, we figured we'd try to learn what she's all about -- not just loan-to-value ratios and unpaid mortgages, but actual houses and actual people. People who aren't paying us back.