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The cart where Ash works.
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The cart where Ash works.
Hear: Money Is As Money Does

Today on Planet Money:

President-elect Barack Obama picks Paul Volcker to lead the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Meanwhile, Adam Davidson buys a hot dog. It's all part of our continuing coverage of the economic crisis and the nature of money.

Note: Happy Thanksgiving! We'll blog a little over the next couple of days, then be back podcasting on Monday.

-- Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED, defines "money." Literally.

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Adam Davidson is a contributor to Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine.