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October 29th, 2008

Episode 38 of 911 episodes

As expected, the Federal Reserve lowered the interest rate we all care about by another half point, to 1. Economic historian John Steele Gordon says the idea is to get people to borrow money again — responsibly this time, please. Plus: What's a yen-carry trade?

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