Times are tough, and mavericks everywhere are damping personal ambition to put Country First. This panhandler working the street outside NPR’s New York studio reaped windfall profits with his financial strategy. Someone who wouldn’t drop a buck in his basket offered him $20 for the sign. Now that’s how the free market can work for you.
Hear the panhandler’s other economic insights on NPR Planet Money. [Photo by Caitlin Kenney/NPR]