Episode Two: Gold vs. Chickens

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In Episode Two we try to tally up the value, price and utility of two commodities. When the gold standard of economic backup plans goes up against one of the most fowl, it's a tough job to determine who'll come out on top.

We hear from an urban agriculture advocate, a doomsday prepper, and we even call on a CBC Radio superstar for a little help. In the end, it's up to an economist to judge which commodity would be most valuable when traditional economies fail -- for example, in the case of a zombie apocalypse.