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Episode 587: Jubilee! (?)
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Episode 587: Jubilee! (?)

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Episode 587: Jubilee! (?)

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Protesters in the U.K. call for a jubilee

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There's an idea that dates back at least to biblical times. There should be a moment when debts are forgiven. Its called a jubilee.

The jubilee has not gotten a lot of traction in the modern world. You may remember after the financial crisis, some of the Occupy Wall Street protesters were calling for a jubilee. But it basically ended there.

Today on the show: the story about a country that is actually trying a jubilee. Iceland.

Music: Andrew Bird's "Give it Away" and Bara HeiĆ°a's "I Got Your Back." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.

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