"Marketplace" Presents: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers

To celebrate its 25th year of bringing economics to life, American Public Media’s "Marketplace" is hitting the road. This session provides an irreverent, insightful look at the economic numbers in our lives. Numbers without context, numbers in headlines, and numbers that are newsworthy are often just that: a figure. From the Dow to the GDP to monthly unemployment, we’re bombarded with stats and percentages daily. How do we make sense of what they all really mean?

Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Economy

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