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The Indicator Goes To The Beach With Tim Harford
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The Indicator Goes To The Beach With Tim Harford

In honor of the last stretch of summer, The Indicator has selected some economic beach reads! Books that will teach you something about economics and also pair well with a pina colada.

The Indicator Goes To The Beach With Tim Harford

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Donald Trump's Economic Strategy... Maybe?
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Donald Trump's Economic Strategy... Maybe?

Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip explains President Donald Trump's emerging economic strategy.

Donald Trump's Economic Strategy... Maybe?

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We Buy A Cryptokitty!
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We Buy A Cryptokitty!

Today on The Indicator: Cardiff and Stacey go deep into the world of the blockchain... to buy a cartoon cat.

We Buy A Cryptokitty!

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Cryptokitties: The Download On Digital Cats
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Cryptokitties: The Download On Digital Cats

How a single cartoon cat can cost $140K.

Cryptokitties: The Download On Digital Cats

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From Prison To The Workforce
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From Prison To The Workforce

People who've been to prison find it hard to get work once they're free. One solution to the problem may be a simple certificate.

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Messy Desks, Light Bulbs & Dune
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Messy Desks, Light Bulbs & Dune

Tim Harford is the author of 'Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy." We play overrated/underrated, and asked him about inventions, as well as messy desks.

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Privacy Please: Why Public Companies Go Private (Or Vice Versa)

Today on the Indicator: why companies decide to be publicly-traded or privately-owned. It's all about control. And money.

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The OG Yield Curve Whisperer
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The OG Yield Curve Whisperer

A conversation with Campbell Harvey, whose 1986 thesis first explained how the yield curve could predict the direction of the economy.

The OG Yield Curve Whisperer

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Trickle-down Economics: Pricing H2O
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Trickle-down Economics: Pricing H2O

What's the best way to price water in a drought, to ensure people get what they need without breaking the bank?

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Sanctions, Iran, And The Battle Over SWIFT
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Sanctions, Iran, And The Battle Over SWIFT

Today on the Indicator: How a small Belgian company wields enormous influence in global finance and diplomacy.

Sanctions, Iran, And The Battle Over SWIFT

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