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.
November 6th, 2010
Episode 323 of 959 episodes
For two years, we've waited for someone from the financial world to apologize for their role the financial crisis. On today's Planet Money, Jacob Kosoff steps up. Kosoff used to work as an economist for Freddie Mac, and his job was to promote homeownership. He managed an online calculator designed to help people determine whether to rent or buy a house. But Kosoff says there's a big problem with the calculator -- and he's sorry he didn't work harder to fix it.