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Playlist: Dissecting the debt deal, Summer Book Series

Posted by Ryan Faughnder

For Marketplace, Mon., Aug. 1, 2011

Washington announced a debt ceiling compromise Sunday night. So what's in it and how will it work? Marketplace's David Gura explains the nuts and bolts. U.S. Budget Office director Jacob Lew answers host Kai Ryssdal's questions about the possible economic effects of the deal. And even though the immediate crisis of a government default seems close to being averted, the U.S. economy is sputtering. Jeff Horwich reports on the potential negative consequences the spending cuts could pose for the recovery. The Indonesian island of Sabang is trying to market itself as a tourist destination, but it faces an uphill battle because, for one thing, it is ruled by Sharia law. We begin a two-part series on the history of our country's addiction to cheap-but-dirty coal. Author Daniel Pink kicks off our Summer Book Series by talking about Studs Terkel's Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. This week, books that have helped people answer the question, What do you want to be when you grow up?

Here are the songs we played today:

  • You Are the Ocean - PhantogramBuy
  • Laura - GirlsBuy
  • VCR - The XXBuy
  • Still Sound - Toro Y MoiBuy

About the author

Ryan Faughnder is a web contributor for Marketplace. Most recently, he was a business reporting intern for the Los Angeles Times and a senior editor at Neon Tommy.

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