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.
March 5th, 2014
Episode 672 of 909 episodes
If you asked someone on the street 100 years ago, "How's the economy doing?" They wouldn't have had any idea what you were talking about.On today's show: How we started boiling down entire nations into a single number. And how that number made people think they could control everything.