Solar Energy, El Salvador Bitcoin and Consumer Confidence : Planet Money : The Indicator from Planet Money It's time for Indicators Of The Week! This week: The confidence of consumers takes a hit, El Salvador makes it official with Bitcoin, and our future's so bright, we might just need those shades.

Indicators Of The Week: From Bitcoin To Solar To Feelings

Indicators Of The Week: From Bitcoin To Solar To Feelings

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A Pizza Hut restaurant that accepts Bitcoin as a payment method in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Photographer: Camilo Freedman/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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We're bringing in a whole set of economic indicators to round out this week and introducing our new reporter and producer, Adrian Ma!

Adrian's hitting the ground running by presenting 550 Bitcoins as our economic indicator after El Salvador made history this week as it became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as its national currency. Darian Woods is saying we should pay attention to American consumers, in particular their faltering confidence in the economy. Meanwhile, Sally Herships wants us to turn our gaze upward and contemplate the new U.S. plan to massively shift our energy use to solar by 2050.

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