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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.


#68 Planet Money: How We Get Paid

July 18th, 2009

Episode 161 of 902 episodes

Robert Frank, author of the Economic Naturalist's Field Guide, lays out the benefits and problems of merit based pay using the Planet Money Staff as an example. Plus: we asked you to share your stories about how you get paid. Today we hear from real estate agent Rachel Nelson, who says she likes working on commission, and mechanic Raymond McMormick who pays his staff using a piece rate system.

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