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October 2nd, 2013
Episode 635 of 974 episodes
On today's show, we visit Fulper Farms, a family-run dairy in New Jersey. It's a bucolic setting — white farmhouse, rolling hills, etc. But behind that peaceful image lies all the roiling tension, rising inequality and economic volatility of the 21st-century economy. We meet Claudia, the prized, high-tech cow. And we learn why even a barn full of Claudias wouldn't be enough to keep a family-run dairy afloat. For More: Meet Claudia, The High-Tech Cow Note: This episode was originally posted last year. Music: Eddie Albert's "Green Acres" and The Kinks' "Animal Farm." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.