Where Does a T-Shirt Come From?

The processes involved with making a t-shirt have long been held as a prime example of manufacturing in a global economy, but what really goes into it? The good folks at Planet Money set out on a quest to illuminate the process first-hand, by selling their own t-shirts on Kickstarter, then circling the globe to document the entire process.

This Economy Is Killing Us

“Dr. Arias noted that the higher suicide rates might be due to a series of life and financial circumstances that are unique to the baby boomer generation. Men and women in that age group are often coping with the stress of caring for aging parents while still providing financial and emotional support to adult children.”

It’s a Long Recession

Matt Yglesias punches you in the stomach, hard: “A normal recession disrupts people’s lives, but a long recession destroys them.”