Marketplace for Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Recessions can often lead to a risk of deflation, when declining consumer demand forces prices down. But lately, analysts have been worrying about the opposite -- inflation. Even hyperinflation. Amy Scott reports.
To turn the economy around, the Obama administration is employing many strategies used in financial crises of the past. But commentator K.C. Cole says the size of the current crisis calls for a "qualitatively different solution."
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Forty years ago, President Nixon declared a war on drugs. Since then, an estimated $500 billion has been spent on the battle. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ben Wallace-Wells of Rolling Stone magazine about whether the U.S. should continue its strategy.
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