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Adding Up the Cost of the Planet Money Tshirt   Leave a comment

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Summary: A detailed review of the costs that went into producing the Planet Money t-shirt.

Original Air Date: December 13, 2013

Length: 21 min

Bangladesh’s T-shirt Economy   Leave a comment

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Summary: In the context of its t-shirt project (see tags) Planet Money considers whether or not producing t-shirts in Bangladesh is helpful to the country’s economy and people.  This debate follows the tragedies in the garment industry in Bangladesh in 2012-2013. Features an interview with a woman who was worker in a garment factory in Bangladesh in the late 90s, and is now a labor activist, and a discussion of the role of garment manufacturing in the economic development of many countries.

Length: 16:48

Original air date: May 14, 2013

A Meat Grinder for Fabric   3 comments


Summary: A view into the experience of importing goods to the U.S. through a discussion with a trade lawyer and a tour of customs official laboratory.

Original air date:  January 21, 2011

Length: 21:33

Main story content begins: 2:55

Posted August 20, 2012 by audioecon in International trade, Planet Money, Tariffs, Trade

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