Planet Money


Business, News & Politics

Chart Positions

Business 3
Top 200 20

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.


Prescription: Buy Something

October 28th, 2008

Episode 37 of 902 episodes

A survey finds consumer confidence at its lowest level in 35 years. An economist walks us through the wreckage. Plus: A guy in Rhode Island says he has stopped spending money. Simon Johnson, economist, diagnoses the trouble with that.