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September 7th, 2011
Episode 406 of 964 episodes
On today's show: A financial crisis that began with the popping of a huge housing bubble and led to a stock market plunge and a banking crisis.That's right. It's a show about Japan in the 1990s.We talk to Adam Posen, who argues that the U.S. can learn a lot from Japan's mistakes. Posen is an economist at the Peterson institute and the Bank of England.
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