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#311: The Land Boom

October 5th, 2011

Episode 414 of 902 episodes

On today's show, we visit a place where global economic forces converge: Colo, Iowa.The price of farmland in Iowa has doubled in the past few years. People rush to outbid each other at real-estate auctions, and land owners become millionaires in a matter of minutes.We look visit an auction, look at the broader economic picture, and ask an unavoidable question: Is it a bubble?