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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.


Economist Makes Housecall

October 24th, 2008

Episode 35 of 964 episodes

A listener in Portland, Ore., tells us she was laid off on Thursday. But never fear. MIT economist Simon Johnson, of Baseline Scenario, is ready to help. Plus: What's a Wall Street circuit breaker? And what's a healthy bank?

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