Planet money is a joint venture between the NPR and This American Life, to explain the American economy to its people. Every t-shirt in the world is the result of a global journey, with Planet Money’s t-shirts, they actually tell you where their t-shirts have been. You can meet the people that grew the cotton to make the fabric, the factory workers that worked on the spinners that made the fabric.
The US economy is a system that affects everyone in the country, but not a lot of people understand. A group of mixed media journalists decided to make the economy something fun to discuss. So they developed t-shirts that help explain the economy and make it fun to find out about.
The t-shirts also have a cool little code that you can scan with your smart phone which will bring up an interactive website with all the pictures of the people that worked on and touched your t-shirt. From the factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to the complicated international regulations that govern the t-shirt trade in the US.
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