A Snapshot Of Poverty In America
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A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

The Supplemental Poverty Report provides a more accurate and nuanced picture of poverty in America.

A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

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Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants
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Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants

Tyler Cowen rates Nobel prizes, blogs, and the importance of weirdness in conversation

Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants

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The Economics of Apologies
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The Economics of Apologies

Turns out nothing says 'I'm sorry' like cold, hard cash

The Economics of Apologies

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China's Brave New World
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China's Brave New World

China is piloting a so-called social credit system, which allots every citizen a certain number of points. If you do the "right thing" you can extra points. If you do the wrong thing, you can lose points and life can get very difficult.

China's Brave New World

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Life On China's Blacklist
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Life On China's Blacklist

In China, if you don't pay back your loans, you could end up on a blacklist. When you're on it, you can't get a credit card or a plane ticket. Today on the show, we talk with someone on the blacklist.

Life On China's Blacklist

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China's Social Credit System
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China's Social Credit System

China has a problem: it's economy grew fast and that led to a trust problem. If someone doesn't pay back a loan, there's no real enforcement. But the solution might cause problems of its own.

China's Social Credit System

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The Iron Lotus
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The Iron Lotus

The reverse stock split is the Iron Lotus of the financial world. It looks complicated and absurd, and it often doesn't end well.

The Iron Lotus

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Who's Hiring?
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Who's Hiring?

Today on the Indicator: stolen jobs-day trends ... from our clever jobs-day friends!

Who's Hiring?

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What Comes Afta NAFTA
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What Comes Afta NAFTA

The US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement keeps in place the basic NAFTA framework, with a few twists.

What Comes Afta NAFTA

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What Happened To GE?
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What Happened To GE?

General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.

What Happened To GE?

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Zeitgeist-y Bubbles
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Zeitgeist-y Bubbles

How financial bubbles reflect the particular psychology of the times in which they inflate.

Zeitgeist-y Bubbles

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D.C.'s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit
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D.C.'s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. is being sued for a billion dollars... for gentrification.

D.C.'s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

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The Case Of The Pricey Frito
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The Case Of The Pricey Frito

Corn prices are falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room is up by 20%. What's going on? Team Indicator is on the case!

The Case Of The Pricey Frito

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Baby Got Buybacks
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Baby Got Buybacks

Companies are buying back stock from shareholders more than ever. Not everyone thinks that's a good thing.

Baby Got Buybacks

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Tariffs And Tourists And Trade Wars, Oh My!
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Tariffs And Tourists And Trade Wars, Oh My!

The U.S. trade war with China escalated this week. The Trump administration might be underestimating how many options the Chinese government has for responding to American tariffs.

Tariffs And Tourists And Trade Wars, Oh My!

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Less Risky Business
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Less Risky Business

The psychological scars wrought by the 2008 financial crisis are taking a long time to heal. We're a lot more cautious, which has serious implications for the economy.

Less Risky Business

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Saudi Arabia & The Paradox of Plenty
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Saudi Arabia & The Paradox of Plenty

This week in history: Saudi Arabian oil and the creation of Aramco.

Saudi Arabia & The Paradox of Plenty

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Rent!
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Rent!

Rents in America are leveling off. At last!

Rent!

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The Young And The Restless
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The Young And The Restless

Why boom and bust is part and parcel of the emerging economic experience.

The Young And The Restless

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The Psychological Effects Of The Financial Crisis, Lingering
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The Psychological Effects Of The Financial Crisis, Lingering

We hear a lot about the effects of the financial crisis on the economy and markets, but what about the lasting effects it had on our psyches?

The Psychological Effects Of The Financial Crisis, Lingering

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Work Work Work
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Work Work Work

The availability of work — the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a job — continues expanding.

Work Work Work

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Down Clown
Tricia Manuel

Down Clown

Clowns and clowning have been suffering from a chronic branding crisis for decades. Can they fix it?

Down Clown

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Handle With Care
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Handle With Care

In the midst of a deepening economic crisis, a reporter's dilemma.

Handle With Care

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The Price Of Rice In Japan
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The Price Of Rice In Japan

Demand for Japanese-grown rice is falling. But prices are still going up.

The Price Of Rice In Japan

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