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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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#72: Bloody, Miserable Medieval Economics

May 6th, 2011

Episode 371 of 913 episodes

On today's Planet Money: The economics of the Middle Ages. Knights are extortionists. Guilds knock down your house if you don't play by their rules. And you have to wait until the black death kills a third of Europe before anything changes. Tough times.

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