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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.


You're Buying Banks

October 9th, 2008

Episode 25 of 964 episodes

Thanks to a little-noticed provision that's sort of in the $700 billion bailout, the U.S. Treasury says it's preparing to partially nationalize the banking industry. It's a big deal. And not everyone we talked to thinks it will work.

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