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Hear: Economist Makes House Call, Prescribes Buying Something

Hear: Economist Makes House Call, Prescribes Buying Something

Today on Planet Money:

A survey finds consumer confidence at its lowest level in 35 years. But then, you might have guessed that by now. (Bonus: The clip at the beginning of the podcast, in full.)

-- Economist Ken Goldstein of the Conference Board gives a scary tour of his group's new Consumer Confidence Survey.

-- Jesse Kachapis gets a turn on Economist House Call. Jesse tells Simon Johnson of Baseline Scenario that he has almost stopped shopping. Johnson diagnoses the trouble with that, and prescribes at least one large coffee.

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Laura Conaway
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