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The Giant Pool of Money

Like everyone, I have tried to read about and understand this big ol’ financial mess our country is in. This podcast has been one of the best sources of learning for me. It’s almost an hour long, so check it out when you are knitting or out for a walk or something.

From Ira Glass, This American Life. Click HERE.

Host Ira Glass talks with an NPR business and economics correspondent about two gatherings he attended—one at the Ritz Carlton and one at a community college in Brooklyn. The first was an awards dinner for finance professionals who created the mortgage-based financial instruments that nearly brought down the global economic system. The other was a non-profit conference for people facing foreclosure.