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The Invention of Money

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It seems like a basic question: What is money? We go deep into the bowels of one of the most secretive and powerful institutions in the United States, the place which gives value to all the dollars in our wallets—the Federal Reserve. Plus, other stories, including how a stone at the bottom of the ocean can make an entire family rich. (This episode is produced by the Planet Money team.)

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Credits

Host:
Ira Glass