Episode 885: Do It For Your Country : Planet Money People are the engine that fuels an economy. But what happens when you start running out of people?
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Episode 885: Do It For Your Country

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A Danish travel agency had a creative way of encouraging Danes to have more children.
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People aren't just good for the economy. They are the economy. So when a place needs people, it'll do almost anything to attract them.

Today on the show, we hear from a few places doing whatever they can to get more people. There's an Italian ghost town, a $100 million scheme to save a seat in Congress, and an aging state searching for young workers.

Music: "I Can Feel The Fire," "Jet Set Go," "Just Ice" and "Baby You're A Superstar."

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