Oct 27, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Jimmy Carter on deregulation, health care

Oct 27, 2010
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "White House Diary," whether he is partly to blame for the state of the economy because he started a drive for deregulation, his appointment of Paul Volcker to Federal Reserve Chairman, and his push for health care reform.

Frum: This election, vote GOP

Oct 27, 2010
Marketplace commentator David Frum says aside from the conservative characters that haven't put the best face on the GOP, Frum says he'll be voting a straight Republican ticket this election.

Toilet paper goes tube-free to be green

Oct 27, 2010
Toilet paper's been the same for about, oh, a hundred years or so. But the makers of Scott tissue say they have a game changer for the $9 billion industry. And they say it's a planet-saver, too. Eve Troeh reports. Plus, view a slideshow that recounts the history of TP.

Should we all work less?

Oct 27, 2010
For some economists, less working hours may be just the thing to lower the unemployment rate. Marketplace's Adriene Hill weighs the pros and cons of this idea.

Myspace concedes to Facebook

Oct 27, 2010
Myspace has been losing members to Facebook since its heyday back in 2004. So the website is changing courses: Myspace announced that it will move from being a social networking website to a "social entertainment" website.

Letters: Public sector workers, thrift store shopping

Oct 27, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reads your letters about what you thought of stories we aired. Also, a small correction.

Study: Lowering prices will not increase profits

Oct 27, 2010
Businesses big and small are still trying to figure out a way to dig themselves out of a hole. Some are choosing to lower prices, in hopes of luring customers into stores, but a new study shows that this might not be the best strategy. Alisa Roth reports.

How much more money will the Fed push into the economy?

Oct 27, 2010
The Fed is expected to announce soon its plans for continuing to fix the U.S. economy. Will it push another $1.5 trillion? Experts say this may not be the best idea, and John Dimsdale explains why.

Music from the episode

Son Of Neckbone Beastie Boys
Son Of Neckbone Beastie Boys
Alright, Already Combustible Edison
Alright, Already Combustible Edison
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive