November 28, 2008 The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve are spending billions of dollars to stabilize the economy. But where is that money coming from? NPR's Adam Davidson gives Steve Inskeep a lesson on money: It's more than currency — it's about trust and relationships.
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November 26, 2008 On today's Planet Money, the secrets of making new money.
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November 25, 2008 In announcing its plan to fight the ongoing financial crisis, the Federal Reserve's statement was near-incomprehensible to those uninitiated in economic jargon. The Fed's statement talked about TALF, FRBNY and made reference to a haircut.
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November 25, 2008 Coming straight at you, across 206 years of history.
November 25, 2008 Simon Johnson rings up a list of ways the government could respond to the crisis better.
November 20, 2008 Our friend and Economic House Caller, Simon Johnson, has a disturbing piece on the Wall Street Journal site, about
November 16, 2008 Our Economist House Caller, Simon Johnson, writes:
November 14, 2008 One year ago, economists were worried about inflation. Now, they are worried about deflation — prices for everything from corn to soybeans to gold are falling. While it might seem like lower prices could be a good thing, unchecked deflation can bring economic activity to a standstill. Economists say the risks of deflation should not be ignored.
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November 10, 2008 Listener Eduardo Bortoni asks two good questions. The first has to do with CDOs:
November 7, 2008 Dublin-based Depfa got into hot water by transforming itself from a small, local lender into a major global enterprise intertwined with financing from Duluth to Dubai. It had an audacious goal: to dominate American municipal finance. Instead, it has jeopardized many public investments.
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November 4, 2008 Adam answers a question about CDOs and CDS. And if that won't make for more queries, what will?
October 31, 2008 Whoa. A listener inside NPR sends us a correction about our own equipment. We are so corrected.
October 31, 2008 Since the financial crisis began, the Securities and Exchange Commission and members of Congress have been examining the financial regulatory environment. Some people in the financial industry seem to be excited about the idea of new regulations, which they say could lead to more business and more jobs.
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October 30, 2008 Simon Johnson, our house-calling economist, pays a visit to the U.S. House of Representatives.
October 30, 2008 Michael wants to know why the TED spread should be below 1. Is that just an arbitrary number?
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