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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.


The Pain of Not Spending

October 16th, 2008

Episode 29 of 964 episodes

Inflation went down last month, which turns out to be unnerving instead of good news. That's partly because consumers are keeping their money in their pockets, even with cheaper prices on the shelves. Plus: An expert gives us a tour of one bank's balance sheet.

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