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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.

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#212 Planet Money: We Found A Socialist!

September 17th, 2010

Episode 308 of 911 episodes

Despite what you may have heard, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats aren't socialists. And the top Republicans in Washington aren't free-market libertarians. But given how freely everybody's throwing those terms around these days, we're wading in to get a deeper understanding of what they really mean. On today's Planet Money, we talk to an actual socialist -- Richard Wolff, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts -- about socialism. Coming next week: Libertarianism. Music: Billy Bragg's "The Red Flag."

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