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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.

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    SUMMER SCHOOL 1: Choices & Dating

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    • 32 min
    Planet Money Summer School

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    Planet Money Summer School is a crash course in economics for your ears.

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    • 31 min
    Inflation, Deflation

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    • 24 min
    Seed Spy

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23.2K Ratings

23.2K Ratings

kaprob3 ,

Summer school class 1

Enjoyed the program but was frustrated by the example used for “sunk costs”. Movie tickets for a bad movie CAN be recovered! I have done it on several occasions. Theaters are usually quite gracious about this...so that example was distracting to the general concept.

AverageGuyHere ,

Thanks for Summer School!

Really appreciate the simple explanations.

I need a mystery ,

Thanks for Educating me

This program continues to educate me on how money and the economy work in my life and in the world around me. Thanks for the great work you are doing. And thanks for making things timely and exciting to listen to. I look forward to listening each week. Weirdly, one of my favorite things to look for now is the jobs reports each month.

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