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.
March 3rd, 2012
Episode 455 of 974 episodes
Today on the show, we visit a giant pool of money — worth trillions of U.S. dollars! — at thePeople's Bank of China, the country's central bank.To understand how the money got there, we talk to Jacky Jiang and Rosalia Yang, a pair of very friendly exporters who show us around a factory where they make fake-wood flooring.They tell us about the changes China is going through, and explain why that pool of money might soon start flowing back to the U.S.