Everybody likes a good discount, but people respond differently when items are free. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about why we show restraint for things that don't cost us anything.
Former FDIC Chairman William Isaac talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether we should be worried that 140 banks closed in 2009, why banks are still failing, and what we can expect from the banking sector this year.
There are some big disagreements between House and Senate Democrats over reforming health care. One thing they do agree on is that the IRS would ensure Americans buy the required insurance. Brett Neely reports.
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