A Film Indebted to Government Lunacy
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
By now you may have received your December credit card statement, and if you're stunned by the consequences of your own holiday spending, if you wish you could go back and do things differently, then today's last word in business is for you.
A film producer in Japan had a similar idea. The plot of his movie involves a Japanese government official. He tries to go back in time to save his country from a debt crisis. He has limited time to convince policymakers not to implement policies that would lead near-economic meltdown.
This film is a comedy, and the bureaucrat is joined by a sexy bar hostess. The two reverse the clock using a time travel washing machine. Maybe you can rewire that overpriced videogame console to do the same thing.
This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And I'm Renee Montagne.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.