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A Giant Stone Coin At The Bottom Of The Sea   1 comment

Yap stone moneyLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/02/15/131963928/the-friday-podcast-a-giant-stone-coin-at-the-bottom-of-the-sea

Summary: What is money? Consideration of the question led Planet Money to Yap — a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where  giant stone discs used to be used as a form of money.

Original air date: December 10, 2010

Length: 21:13

Main story content begins: 2:19

Posted August 3, 2012 by russellengel in Currency, History of Economics, Planet Money

How The Gold Standard Fueled The Great Depression   Leave a comment

All that's left.Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2009/08/hear_how_the_gold_standard_fue.html

Summary: Liaquat Ahamed, author of Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, blames that economic collapse of the Great Depression on the boneheaded policies of the leading central bankers. Ahamed says much of the problem stemmed with a return to the gold standard.

Original Air Date: August 5, 2009

Length: 18:43

Main story content begins: 3:16

Gold Standard, R.I.P.   1 comment

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Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/02/18/133874462/the-friday-podcast-gold-standard-r-i-p

Summary: FDR removes the United States from the gold standard

Original air date: February 18, 2011

Length: 21:54

Main story content begins: 2:22

Posted August 3, 2012 by russellengel in Currency, History of Economics, Planet Money

The Gold Standard   Leave a comment

Jim GrantLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/02/15/133781593/the-tuesday-podcast-the-gold-standard

Summary: Finance writer James Grant argues for a return to the gold standard.

Original air date: February 15, 2011

Length: 17:25

Main story content begins: 3:12

Posted August 3, 2012 by russellengel in Currency, History of Economics, Planet Money

We Sold Gold   Leave a comment

This is what our coin looked like — only it wasn't this big in real life.

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/05/20/136403092/the-tuesday-podcast-we-sold-gold

Summary: The Planet Money team sells the gold they purchased in October 2010.  (Part I of the story is in the podcast “Gold“)

Original air date: May 17, 2011

Length: 17:53

Main story content begins: 3:10

Posted August 3, 2012 by russellengel in Currency, Planet Money

Gold!   1 comment

This is what our coin looked like — only it wasn't this big in real life.Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/02/07/130597201/the-friday-podcast-gold

Summary: The Planet Money team buys gold (Part II of the story is in the podcast “We Sold Gold“)

Original air date: October 15, 2010

Length: 15:40

Main story content begins: 2:35

Posted August 3, 2012 by russellengel in Currency, Planet Money