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236: My Two Cents

236: My Two Cents

Apr 11, 2003
Stories from a contradictory recession. (Audio is from the updated 2004 broadcast)
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  • Prologue.

    3 Min
    We try to figure out the paradox of the current economy, where more and more Americans are simultaneously both losing jobs and buying new homes and cars. Host Ira Glass talks to Ernest Istook, Republican Congressman from Oklahoma, who supports both a balanced budget amendment and President Bush's proposed budgets, which will create record deficits. Ira Glass