Marketplace for Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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The FCC says it will regulate the volume of TV ads. A for-profit book recycling company collects books for charity, but then also sells them. The smog in China could cause economic delays. California's Napa Valley has a booming economy, but no middle class -- although education may soon play a role in changing that. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about the hidden side of American food (and its bad reputation). And we look into what happened to the $1.2 million missing from MF Global's coffers.
Posted In: Food, World War II, Prohibition
What do Prohibition, World War II and immigration policy have to do with your food? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses reasons why American food is what it is today.
Posted In: Immigration, napa valley
California community takes an innovative approach to move Hispanic immigrants up the economic ladder