Economists are trying new ways to breakdown GDP : The Indicator from Planet Money Ah, GDP, the titan of all economic indicators. But are we breaking it down correctly? Today, we're remixing GDP to evaluate the true health of an economy.

It's GDP... the remix!

It's GDP... the remix!

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The economy is looking gloomy lately. Today, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that GDP declined for a second straight quarter. But wait, are we breaking down GDP correctly?

Today on the show, we're remixing GDP. And we meet the economists on the frontlines of econovation (that's economics + innovation for you).

For more information, check out the RealTime Inequality website and the accompanying paper. Also, hop on over to the newsletter version of this story too!

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