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.
September 24th, 2010
Episode 310 of 928 episodes
We are gathered here to day to commemorate the passing of Toxie, Planet Money's toxic asset. The first to speak will be Wit Solberg, the investor who helped us buy Toxie. Wit also invested in Toxie -- and, like us, he lost more than half his investment. We'll also hear from Samir Noriega, an analyst who served as Toxie's doctor. He was the first to diagnose Toxie back in April and to name the cause of death this week: home loan modifications. In other words, lenders helping homeowners out and forgiving debt.