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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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#411: Why Preschool Can Save The World

October 19th, 2012

Episode 525 of 911 episodes

On today's show, we meet a self-described robber baron who decided to spend his billions on finger paint and changing tables. We revisit decades-long studies that found preschool made a huge difference in the lives of poor children. And we talk to aNobel prize-winning economistwho says that spending public money on preschool produces a huge return on investment. We'll have more on preschool this weekend onThis American Life.

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