It is more than just the biggest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history. The collapse of Enron is a tale of greed, hubris, corporate dishonesty, loss of security, and shaken trust in the American economic system. More importantly, Enron's collapse marks the end of one era, and the start of a new one.
What do Americans do with their money? Marketplace host David Brancaccio took a financial pilgrimage across the country to find out. Get Squandering Aimlessly plus a 1-Month, 6-Month, or 12-Month Subscription to Marketplace at a special discount.
The economic expansion that began in the spring of 1991 is now the longest in U.S. history. Why all this happened in the 1990's and who or what is responsible are matters of some debate right now. Public radio's award-winning business program, Marketplace, offers a thorough analysis of some of the major questions about this economic prosperity: who gets the credit?; who got left behind?; and why haven't our economic competitors/allies across the Atlantic fared as well?