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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.


Iceland: The Perfect Recession Vacation

October 17th, 2008

Episode 30 of 901 episodes

Yes, we're scared in the United States. We can feel a recession coming. But in Iceland, folks are living out an astounding economic collapse. Plus: The wizard of Wharton tees off on Henry Paulson, and a listener asks what a write-off is.