455: Continental Breakup

455: Continental Breakup

Jan 20, 2012
If you're like us, when the words "European debt crisis" pop up in the news you feel a little worried, and a little like taking a nap. Turns out, there's a story behind this story. One that's filled with guilt, and drama, and betrayal, and 100-year-old dreams come true. Alex Blumberg of Planet Money guest hosts.
  • When the Euro arrived in 2002, the BBC called it "the most ambitious financial and political change since money began." Here in the US we don't think of it as that revolutionary, but in Europe it truly changed how millions of people lived. Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt report. (22 1/2 minutes)

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