Playlist: Gold and green
Posted by Emilie Mutert
For Marketplace, Friday, October 15, 2010
Low inflation rates aren’t looking good for Social Security, and the Federal Reserve plans to raise inflation with lower interest rates. Also on today’s show, host Kai Ryssdal talks high-profile activist pranks with Yes Man Mike Bonanno and U.S. gold reserves with writer James Picerno. More on the gold front: days might be numbered for all those cash-for-gold shops you’ve seen springing up everywhere. And, find out why for one hotel chain, going green meant getting rid of room service for its guests. And, the music from today’s show:
- Story of My Life – Social DistortionBuy
- Money in the Afterlife – Saturday Looks Good to MeBuy
- Bruises – ChairliftBuy
- Fool’s Gold – The Stone RosesBuy
- Dirty Bumf – KerowackBuy
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