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.
October 30th, 2010
Episode 321 of 960 episodes
We need four bales of cotton to make the Planet Money t-shirt. On today's Planet Money, we go shopping in Texas and Brazil -- and find a long-running trade war. We meet a Brazilian who took on the world's largest superpower, a Texas cotton farmer who's tired of hearing the Brazilians complain, and a guy named Renato -- a.k.a. Retaliation Master. Music: Johnny Cash's "Cotton Fields"