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#54 Planet Money: Iran's Shi'a Economy

June 12th, 2009

Episode 146 of 902 episodes

Iran's Presidential election might come down to the country's economy, and Iran's economy might come down to one book by the Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr. Sayed Mohsen Naquvi of the non-profit Independent Visions says Sadr's book will influence Islamic thought on government and economics for centuries to come. Plus: why investing in space isn't just for NASA anymore.