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.
  • Adam and Chana tell how things turned dramatically worse for the Euro in 2009, when the new government in Greece announced that its national deficit was twice what the previous government had reported. (6 1/2 minutes)

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