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.
September 7th, 2010
Episode 305 of 911 episodes
Today, we hear from Satyajit Das, a risk consultant and author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives. Das' book was written before the financial crisis, but if you read it when it came out, not much of what happened during the crisis would have surprised you. It's a very detailed, very cynical account of what actually goes on inside Wall Street banks.