The Taser's Edge

Bet Against the American Dream

Planet Money, a podcast and a blog which breaks down mega-business finances into understandable terms (Jarrett, you would like it), is one of the best things that ever happened to NPR (check out the first installment of their fantastic story in which reporters buy a toxic asset in order to report on it as it died) and is itself an offshoot of one of NPR’s other best things, This American Life.

Recently, This American Life presented a story co-produced by Planet Money and Pro Publica–“Inside Job”–in which they follow through on their hypothesis that the Great Recession did not just happen but was caused by the actions of particular people and corporations.  Listen to the story.  Watch this related video: