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The Indicator from Planet Money

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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. Afternoons, three times a week.

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. Afternoons, three times a week.
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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. Afternoons, three times a week.

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English


Episodes

Animal Spirits

6/14/2019
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People hear the word 'economics' and probably think: numbers, equations, and percentages. But hidden underneath the math, is a force that can't be quantified.

Duration:00:09:55

The Governor Is Suing My Hometown

6/13/2019
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The mayor of Huntington Beach says he wants less housing development in his city. The governor of California says that's against the law.

Duration:00:09:58

The Water Marketplace

6/12/2019
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New rules governing water use in California have sparked innovation in agribusiness, including a brand new market for water.

Duration:00:09:43

Your Questions: Meatless Meat And GDP

6/11/2019
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Today we answer listener questions: How does U.S. gross domestic product break down into different industries, and how do meat alternatives compare to the real thing?

Duration:00:09:34

Hooponomics

6/10/2019
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The introduction of the three-point line changed how people play basketball. And it has some compelling parallels to economics.

Duration:00:09:50

Jobs Friday: Summer Slowdown Edition

6/7/2019
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Happy Jobs Friday! The labor market is showing signs of slowing down. The unemployment rate is still low at 3.6 percent, but only 75,000 jobs were added in the month of May — a lot fewer than what economists expected.

Duration:00:08:58

The Battle For The Office Thermostat

6/6/2019
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Office temperature can affect more than comfort; a recent study shows it has serious implications for productivity. We talked to one economist who quantified the effects of temperature on men and women.

Duration:00:09:58

Returning To Paradise

6/5/2019
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The deadliest wildfire in California's history destroyed thousands of homes in Butte County. The area is still an active disaster zone. But insurance companies are making residents move back.

Duration:00:09:53

All WeWork And No Play

6/4/2019
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Co-working spaces might just be the future of work. Take WeWork. It's been cropping up in cities all over the world--borrowing billions to fuel its growth. Now, it's planning to go public.

Duration:00:09:57

Weaponized Interdependence: The End of Globalization?

6/3/2019
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The trade war between the U.S. and China is challenging a long-standing assumption about globalization — that economic ties between countries would deepen with minimal political interference.

Duration:00:09:59

Why Is Trump Threatening Mexico (Again)?

5/31/2019
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President Trump has threatened to impose new tariffs on Mexico unless the country stops the flow of migrants entering the U.S. But, Mexico is one of the biggest trade partner the U.S. has.

Duration:00:09:54

The Super-Villain Economist

5/30/2019
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The Avengers super-villain Thanos saw the universe as a place of too many people and too few resources: a classic economic dilemma. His solution: Kill half the population.

Duration:00:09:42

An Economist Goes To The Hospital

5/29/2019
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Economist Jared Bernstein recently survived a brain hemorrhage. The experience got him thinking about some of the economics in our healthcare system.

Duration:00:09:53

Is Time Really On Your Side?

5/28/2019
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Economics is all about scarcity — and time is a scarce resource. We talk to economist Daniel Hamermesh, whose new book Spending Time examines time's complicated relationship to money, stress, and gender.

Duration:00:09:54

What Trump's Latest Aid Package Means For Farmers

5/24/2019
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President Trump announced an aid package for farmers yesterday worth $16 billion. It's meant to offset losses from the trade war with China. We spoke to one U.S. farmer about how helpful it will be.

Duration:00:09:58

Canada's Tariff Hangover

5/23/2019
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Canada and the U.S. have come to an agreement on trade, and lifted their punitive tariffs on each other's goods. But some small businesses are still feeling the pain.

Duration:00:09:49

What Surfing Can Teach Us About Risk

5/22/2019
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Surfing and financial markets have a lot in common when it comes to taking and managing risk.

Duration:00:09:55

The Nordic Paradox

5/21/2019
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Norway is regarded as one of the most progressive nations in the world when it comes to encouraging female participation in the workforce. Yet the country still has relatively few female business leaders.

Duration:00:09:58

Economy Of Thrones

5/20/2019
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We have five economic indicators to help you understand the world of Game of Thrones.

Duration:00:09:58

Is Buying A Home A Bad Investment?

5/17/2019
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Home ownership used to be a central pillar of the American Dream. Today, maybe not so much.

Duration:00:09:51