Marketplace Scratch Pad

What’s sticking … and what ain’t

Paddy Hirsch Aug 7, 2009

Our weekly podcast, After the Bell, is now available. Bob Moon’s been looking back at this week’s news, and he has the feeling that the government’s going through one of those idea incubation excercises that overpaid consultants like to conduct. “Clunkers, TARP buybacks, loan modifications, toss it at the wall and let’s see what sticks!”

Musical assistance and a film clip from Paramount Pictures. Produced by Paddy Hirsch and Fiona Ng, engineered by Charlton Thorp.

If you’d like After the Bell to download automatically each week, click here.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.