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 22nd, 2008
Episode 73 of 922 episodes
The economy is sending surprising signals, not all of them easy to decode. A Brooklyn printing company says business is down, but a certain kind of salesperson still buys big. A California man wonders why his mall's Christmas tree looks so puny. And recycling folks out West say they suffer when consumers put off buying that new TV.