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.
January 22nd, 2014
Episode 661 of 936 episodes
On today's show: Three stories about people who, intentionally or not, found themselves breaking the rules. 1.In A City With Terrible Traffic, A Gridlock Economy Emerges 2.Why U.S. Taxpayers Started — And Stopped — Paying Brazilian Cotton Farmers 3.How A Community Bank Tripped On Footnote 1,861 Of The Volcker Rule