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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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#263: What Comes After Fannie And Freddie?

April 1st, 2011

Episode 362 of 910 episodes

As you may have heard, it's Fannie and Freddie week on Planet Money. On Tuesday's show, we described the rise and fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Today, we try to figure out what comes next. This raises a central question: Should taxpayers be on the hook when people take out mortgages and don't pay them back?

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