Brood X Economy: Indicators Of The Week : The Indicator from Planet Money The Brood X cicadas are finally back this summer, but what was life like 17 years ago when they first went underground?
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Brood X Economy: Indicators Of The Week

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Brood X Economy: Indicators Of The Week

Brood X Economy: Indicators Of The Week

Brood X Economy: Indicators Of The Week

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The Brood X cicadas are finally ready to emerge this summer, after 17 years underground. The world has changed so much since 2004, and they've just been clueless this whole time!

So for today's show, our indicator is 17: What was going on in the economy 17 years ago when the cicadas went underground? and what's happened since then?

We discuss the very promising housing market (no need to worry about a bubble!), the modest success of little internet companies like Amazon and The Facebook (yes, it's "The Facebook"), and the birth of the little known phenomenon known as podcasts.

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