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Planet Money

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Business, News & Politics

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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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#559: Detroit's Water Bill

August 9th, 2014

Episode 711 of 911 episodes

Thousands ofpeoplein Detroit haven't paid their water bills. Even somebusinesseshave skipped payment. Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get people to pay their bills.

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