It used to be that in Mexico City, sounds of the organ grinder could be heard everywhere.
Nowadays, people are more interested in listening to songs on their iPhones than hearing them played on a hand-powered organ on a street corner.
Uniformed organ grinders used to turn the wooden handles of their instruments up-and-down the streets of Mexico’s capital. These street musicians remember the days that they could make a good living entertaining passersby. No longer.
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.