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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 R-Word

October 30th, 2008

Episode 39 of 974 episodes

The American economy appeared to shrink in the third quarter of 2008. With so many economists believing that pattern continued, it may be time to call this a recession. Plus: An Economist House Call for a guy who'd like to retire.

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