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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.

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#227 Planet Money: Lighthouses, Autopsies And The Federal Budget

November 10th, 2010

Episode 324 of 910 episodes

What should the government pay for? On today's Planet Money, we pose that question to Charlie Wheelan, author of the book Naked Economics, and recent Congressional candidate (he lost; here's his underwater ad). He gives us the econ 101 answer: The government should definitely pay for something if it's a public good.

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