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Can we afford the consumer economy?

Jun 7, 2013
Marketplace will spend a week looking at all aspects of the consumer economy -- from businesses to workers to shoppers -- and ask: Can we keep going at this rate?
Host Kai Ryssdal heads out on a shopping trip to help uncover problems with the consumer economy as we know it today.
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What's worth spending more money on?

Jun 7, 2013
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Kai Ryssdal carefully picks out his next pair of running shoes, deciding whether the pricier model is really worth it.
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