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#219 Planet Money: Would You Rather Be Rich In 1900, Or Middle-Class Now?

October 12th, 2010

Episode 316 of 902 episodes

On today's Planet Money, we hear from Tim Taylor, an economist who starts out his econ classes with this question. He says about 2/3 of the students choose B. There's no right answer here. But, Taylor says, there is an implicit lesson.

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