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.
February 9th, 2011
Episode 348 of 960 episodes
In the big finance bill passed last year, Congress left lots of details for the regulators to hammer out. On today's Planet Money, we see what all that hammering looks like. We sit in on the bank regulators' book club, and we visit a public hearing full of finance-industry people. Also on the show: Why would a Burger King franchise in Arkansas be interested in derivatives regulation? Bloomberg News has the answer.