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.
January 28th, 2011
Episode 345 of 921 episodes
This was supposed to be a very exciting week for Planet Money: The week the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission came out with the single, definitive story, explaining the financial crisis once and for all. That didn't happen. Instead, the commission fractured along partisan lines, and we got three separate stories. On today's podcast, we talk to commissioners from both sides, and we find that they agree on an awful lot. But in the end, they can't agree on the moral of the story. And that winds up being a big difference.