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#237 Planet Money: Cappuccino Reconsidered

December 17th, 2010

Episode 334 of 910 episodes

Economists love to point out that the simplest products -- a pencil, say -- are the results of an incredibly complex system. On today's podcast, we talk to the economist Tim Harford, who once marveled at the beauty and complexity hidden in a cup of cappuccino. But now, he questions if that complexity is always good.

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