Posts Tagged ‘Planet Money’

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    Inflation Stories

    Oct 3, 10 • 264 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Arrive at a supermarket at the same time everyday? Require cash instead of credit?  Stop making beer? Why? The answer to each question is INFLATION. We are told that the Fed is always worried about inflation. If you know that you should worry too but

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    Mortgage Backed Securities (Insecurities)

    Jul 28, 10 • 223 Views • Financial Markets, Money and Monetary Policy, RegulationNo Comments

    NPR’s Planet Money has been looking for the people behind a mortgage backed security. The story, almost like a page turner mystery, began with a $1,000 purchase. With $1,000, Planet Money reporters purchased a tiny piece of a mortgage backed