Planet Money
10:38 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Episode 128: Friend or Foe?

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 4:28 pm

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Why do businesses selling the same thing crowd around each other rather than strike out on their own?

To answer that question, Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt walk through some New York City neighborhoods – the diamond district, the plant district, the chess district — where store after store sells the exact same thing.

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