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The economy explained. 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.

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The economy explained. 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.

Got money on your mind? Try Planet Money+ — a new way to support the show you love, get a sponsor-free feed of the podcast, *and* get access to bonus content. A subscription also gets you access to The Indicator and Planet Money Summer School, both without ads. Learn more at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

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    When Subaru came out (Classic)

    When Subaru came out (Classic)

    In the early 90s, Subaru was struggling to stand out in a crowded automobile market. In their greatest time of need, they turned to an unlikely ally: lesbians | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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    When Subaru came out (Classic)

    When Subaru came out (Classic)

    In the early 90s, Subaru was struggling to stand out in a crowded automobile market. In their greatest time of need, they turned to an unlikely ally: lesbians | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

    Behind The Newsletter: Post-Pandemic Cities (Planet Money+)

    Behind The Newsletter: Post-Pandemic Cities (Planet Money+)

    Help support Planet Money and the reporting we do by subscribing to Planet Money +.

    This episode, Greg Rosalsky and Mary Childs share an interview Greg recorded for Planet Money's newsletter with Ed Glaeser of Harvard University. Glaeser is the co-author of Survival Of The City: Living And Thriving In An Age Of Isolation.

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    Recession referees

    Recession referees

    Whenever the economic data start to look rough, we're forced to confront a familiar question: Are we in a recession, or about to be? But there are actually only eight opinions in the country that officially matter. Today on the show, we meet the committee that calls recessions. | Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

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    Introducing Subscriber-Only Bonus Audio

    Introducing Subscriber-Only Bonus Audio

    Help support Planet Money and the reporting we do by subscribing to Planet Money+. Starting next week, subscribers will not only get access to sponsor-free episodes of Planet Money, The Indicator, and Planet Money Summer School, they'll also get bonus content: like extended interviews with experts and economists and behind the scenes of the podcast.

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    The tale of the Onion King (Update)

    The tale of the Onion King (Update)

    How one man's quest to dominate the onion market changed commodities trading, and potentially how much you pay at the grocery store, forever. | Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney.

    • 20 min

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Debate over inflation

Great stories and information.

With regards to inflation, why does it go up when the common folk get money but not when corporations get tax cuts or bailouts? And why is it inflation at all when corporations are posting record profits? Shouldn’t this just be called door for taking driving up costs?

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