The Indicator Answers Questions From Kids : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money On today's show, kids ask everything you were too afraid to admit you didn't know about money — what is it, where did it come from, what happens if a government goes bananas printing it.

Mailbag: Children Edition

Mailbag: Children Edition

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Where does money come from? It's a question we got from a five year old listener named Ava. And it got us thinking all about money — everything from where does it come from, how does it get printed, to why people can be irrational when they spend it.

Today our special guest Cardiff Garcia joins host Stacey Vanek Smith to answer money questions from kids with help from our friends, Jacob Goldstein from Planet Money and Jill Schlesinger from CBS News. And we buy some land on the moon.

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