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 9th, 2009
Episode 81 of 974 episodes
If you add up all the U.S. currency out there, it's about $900 billion. But where is it? Economists Ken Rogoff and Richard Porter say a lot of it is overseas, and much of the missing currency helps people avoid paying taxes. The good news: It helps the economy. Plus: Money trader Will Aston-Reese gives the (improving, but still not great) view from his desk. And a laid-off worker wonders if she can get even a low-wage job.