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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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What Happened To U.S. Workers?
Constanza Gallardo

What Happened To U.S. Workers?

The share of people ages 25 to 54 in the labor force has fallen in the past couple of decades. What happened? Listen to an excerpt from our live event with the Financial Times Alphachat.

What Happened To U.S. Workers?

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The Traffic Tariff
Darius Rafieyan

The Traffic Tariff

New York will soon charge drivers to enter the most crowded parts of the city. Congestion pricing: Does it work? Who's doing it? And is it coming to a city near you?

The Traffic Tariff

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A Brief History of Income Taxes
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A Brief History of Income Taxes

Taxes have been around forever. But the income tax? In the U.S., it's relatively recent.

A Brief History of Income Taxes

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Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?
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Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?

There's a gap in career earnings between introverts and extroverts.

Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?

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Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?
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Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?

The story behind the first six keyboard letters are driven by economics.

Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?

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The Cost Of Measles
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The Cost Of Measles

The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.

The Cost Of Measles

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Solving Problems Caused By International Trade
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Solving Problems Caused By International Trade

Free trade may solve problems for businesses transacting across borders, but it can make life painful for their workers.

Solving Problems Caused By International Trade

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How Trade Helps Explain Inequality
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How Trade Helps Explain Inequality

Trade makes for peaceful relationships between nations, but gains for consumers and workers aren't spread evenly.

How Trade Helps Explain Inequality

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The Maple Syrup Cartel
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The Maple Syrup Cartel

Prices for most agricultural products change with supply and demand. Not maple syrup.

The Maple Syrup Cartel

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Trade War With Cheese: Trump's New EU Tariffs
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Trade War With Cheese: Trump's New EU Tariffs

A new round of U.S. tariffs could hit European wine, cheese, aircraft, and escargots.

Trade War With Cheese: Trump's New EU Tariffs

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