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.
December 3rd, 2008
Episode 60 of 928 episodes
President-elect Barack Obama says his plan for economy will create 2.5 million jobs. Economist Russell Roberts, of George Mason University, says the government just shifts money from one part of the economy to another, so the net effect is minimal. Plus: A husband and wife at the University of Florida own their home — but don't know where they'll end up working.