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The Recession's Consumer Paradox

David Brancaccio was in Los Angeles last week to guest host Marketplace Money. The theme: Borrow or spend? If we don't spend, life gets drained from the U.S. economy. But surely, we're supposed to save during these tough times. A paradox by any other name.

On the agenda:

  • Is GDP really an effective way to measure the economy?
  • Why one former Fed president thinks saving, not spending, is the way out of the recession.
  • When it comes to stimulating the economy, not all consumers are equal.
  • How to clean up your credit score
  • And more!

You can listen to the whole show here:

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