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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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#33 Pirates Have Timesheets

April 22nd, 2009

Episode 125 of 909 episodes

Even pirates need a business plan. J. Peter Pham, an analyst of African affairs at the James Madison University, looks at the economics of guns, captains, and $2 million dropped into the sea in waterproof containers. Plus: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner meets Elizabeth Warren on Capitol Hill.

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