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#59 Planet Money: When Money Dies

June 24th, 2009

Episode 151 of 902 episodes

When most Americans think about financial collapse, they flash back to the Great Depression. The Germans are haunted by another ghost — hyperinflation. As countries around the globe pump money into the world economy to try to fix it, fears of inflation are once again growing. Josef Joffe, editor of Die Zeit, explains why history is still haunting German chancellor Angela Merkel. Plus: these days even safety net jobs are hard to come by.

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