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Planet Money

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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.

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Uncle Sam Plays 'God'

November 20th, 2008

Episode 53 of 910 episodes

U.S. officials are now deciding which banks should get a potentially life-saving injection of public capital, and which shouldn't. A bank analyst says the government is "playing God" with the banks — and maybe playing politics, too. Plus: a song about a central banker's dilemma.

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