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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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#442: Into The Future

March 8th, 2013

Episode 569 of 910 episodes

On today's show: Three stories about the tricky path from the present to the future. Sales Are Like Drugs. What Happens When A Store Wants Customers To Quit?J.C. Penney's new CEO came in with a bold strategy: No more sales or coupons. It didn't work. Should The U.S. Import More Doctors?"We should think of doctors the same way we think of shirts," an economist says. "If we can get doctors at a lower cost from elsewhere in the world then we could save enormous amounts of money." If A Driverless Car Crashes, Who's Liable?Technology isn't the only hurdle for computer-driven cars. Music: Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like an Eagle", Pet Shop Boys"Shopping",Paramore's "Now", and The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow," Find us:Twitter/Facebook/Spotify/Tumblr.Download the Planet MoneyiPhone App.

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