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.
September 28th, 2012
Episode 518 of 920 episodes
Earlier this year, we created a presidential candidate. A fake candidate, sure. But a candidate with real ideas — ideas embraced by economists across the political spectrum, and rejected by every politician who wants to get elected. Getting rid of the mortgage-interest tax deduction. Eliminating corporate taxes. Legalizing marijuana. On the show today, we bring in real political consultants to help us plan a campaign for our fake candidate. Our goal: Sell our candidate to America by making economics sexy.