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The 28-Hour Work Week

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:56:04 -0500

Imagine being able to work fewer hours during a difficult time in your life, without having to quit your job or interrupt your career. In Germany, for many workers, that's now a reality.

The Olympics, Afrofuturism, and Sichuan Food

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:01:00 -0500

Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation touches everything from Afrofuturist flicks to the mouth-numbing qualities of the Sichuan peppercorn.

The Spy Who Trolled Me

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:10:20 -0500

Russia spent 73 million Rubles a month to influence an American election. But what did they get for their money?

Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:48:00 -0500

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would expand short-term policies that don't have to meet the Affordable Care Act's benefit requirements.

Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:41:00 -0500

Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about a Trump appointee softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Democrats vow to fight the cuts.

Craft Beer Hops the Shark

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:59:14 -0500

As craft beer exploded over the last decade, the hops business boomed. Then came the bust.

Overshooting, Tipping Points, and ABBA

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:08:00 -0500

How a classic econ book explains ABBA's costumes (among other things).

Stimulus Response

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:02:28 -0500

An economist from the Obama administration thinks the economy still needs stimulus. Will the Republican tax and spending bills provide it?

Sanctions on Ice

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:05:05 -0500

A story of sanctions, the Olympics, and a secret wing of the North Korean government.

Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:11:00 -0500

The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making the agency less aggressive in its mission. A new plan calls for it to fulfill "its statutory responsibilities, but go no further."

The Job Market Is Almost There

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:00:18 -0500

Today on the show: What our three favorite jobs numbers tell us about the state of the economy.

Stocks End Tumultuous Week On An Up Note

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:40:39 -0500

The Dow rebounded Friday, closing up more than 300 points. But the index lost about 5 percent for the week as the markets focused on inflation and ballooning government debt.

Another Rout In The Stock Market, As Dow Drops More Than 1,000 Points

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:03:00 -0500

Wall Street's roller coaster continued Thursday, with all the major stock indexes posting drops of about 4 percent amid inflation concerns. The market has now tumbled 10 percent from its recent peak.

The Market for Stolen Passwords

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:08:22 -0500

A stolen Amazon password costs $10. Bank of America is $25. What a price list discovered on the dark web says about about the market for your stolen passwords.

Big Food Versus Big Chicken: Lawsuits Allege Processors Conspired To Fix Bird Prices

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:38:10 -0500

Wholesalers, retailers and food distribution giants allege that America's biggest poultry processors colluded to raise the price of broiler chickens over a decade.