Marketplace for Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Looking back, 2011 was the year that gave rise to the people. Housing prices, though, continued to fall, while music sales had a surprisingly good year. Sears and Kmart are closing more stores around the country. The controversial practice of fracking moves into the suburbs. Congress lets 100-watt incandescent light bulbs live a little longer. Commentator Jennifer 8 Lee talks about the end of the book alongside the rise of downloads. And Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses why friends don't let friends walk drunk.