This Friday, at 9:30 a.m., we are going to try an experiment. We want to place your life in the context of the global financial crisis.
We want to ask YOU to send us a note at planetmoney [at] npr.org or in the comments below, describing the rough outline of your economic situation — your job, your concerns. Something brief.
Please note how we can reach you Friday morning. We don't have to use your full name on the podcast, but we — Laura and I — have to know it.
Then we'll pick a few and call you along with a prominent economist. And we'll analyze your personal economic picture. We'll place your life in a global economic context.
I can't think of anyone better to do this than Planet Money friend Simon Johnson. He is former IMF chief economist, current MIT professor and helpful guide of the excellent Baseline Scenario site, which is tremendously helpful in understanding the financial crisis.
I think this will be fun.