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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.


#224 Planet Money: The Cotton Wars

October 30th, 2010

Episode 321 of 964 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"

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