Episode 828: You Asked For More : Planet Money We ponder the price of chicken, safe haven currencies, and the cash value of coupons. Why? Because you asked.
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Episode 828: You Asked For More

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Safe haven currency, the Swiss franc.
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Listeners have questions. Google has answers. Sometimes, though, listeners have questions that Google can't answer. Like: Why is the lighting in hotel rooms so weird? How can a cooked and spiced rotisserie chicken be cheaper than an uncooked chicken? What is a Giffen Good, and why does demand for it go up when its price goes up? And why does it say on a coupon that it's worth 1/100th of a cent?

If you have a question you want us to answer, email us at planetmoney@npr.org. Or better yet, tell us a great story about economics that answered a question you had.

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