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.
January 2nd, 2009
Episode 76 of 913 episodes
Some weeks, Planet Money listeners have hopped all over us for using too many free-market economists. Now, David Kestenbaum sets one free-market thinker against an ideological opposite, a Keynesian. These two forces have had only one proper fight — the Great Depression. Both claimed victory. It's Russell Roberts, who wants to keep government out of the economy, versus Steven Fazzari, who thinks it's time for a stimulus package. Who's right? Your future could depend on it.