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Episode 522: The Invention Of 'The Economy'

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

On today's show: How we started boiling down entire nations into a single number. And how that number made people think they could control everything.

Music: The Hours's "Ali in the Jungle." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.

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