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.
April 17th, 2009
Episode 123 of 960 episodes
Major American banks have begun reporting, of all things, profits! Doug Elliot former investment banker at JP Morgan and now banking expert with the Brookings Institute, reveals what you should make of those numbers. Hint: We're all still looking at a world of pain, but at least the decline seems to be leveling out. Plus: Supervisors, if the workers are sitting around waiting for the company to fold, expect a little gallows humor, OK?