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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.


#556: Some Assembly Required

July 25th, 2014

Episode 708 of 974 episodes

Today we build our show from three short Planet Money stories. We look at when a dollar is not worth a dollar; publishing without a publisher; and, of course, Ikea.For more:*When Ikea Raises Its Minimum Wage, Where Does The Money Come From?*Money Markets: Easy To Ignore, Occasionally Dicey*Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

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