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Planet Money

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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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Planet Money: Can Anyone Make Jobs?

December 3rd, 2008

Episode 60 of 910 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.

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