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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: Layoffs Are Good for Us

December 5th, 2008

Episode 62 of 913 episodes

Two workers wrestling with layoffs turn their attention to an argument that's standard fare for academics: Namely, that a flexible economy is a healthy economy. If companies can't fire people, argues one economist, they won't hire them, either.

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