How Frozen American Chicken Helped Shape The Market For American Trucks
German families in the 1960s loved tasty, cheap frozen American-raised chicken. At the same time, Americans loved fun, cheap Volkswagen Beetles. This arrangement was too good to last.
In this first episode of Planet Money Shorts, witness the making of an automotive juggernaut — the story of how a tax on frozen chicken helped define the U.S. market for trucks. With some acting help from our NPR friends, it’s the story of “The Chicken Tax.” Listen to the original Planet Money episode at:
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