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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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United States

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NPR

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

A Brief History of Income Taxes

4/18/2019
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Taxes have been around forever. But the income tax? In the U.S., it's relatively recent.

Duration:00:09:54

Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?

4/17/2019
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There's a gap in career earnings between introverts and extroverts.

Duration:00:09:25

Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?

4/16/2019
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The story behind the first six keyboard letters are driven by economics.

Duration:00:09:55

The Cost Of Measles

4/15/2019
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The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.

Duration:00:08:41

Solving Problems Caused By International Trade

4/12/2019
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Free trade may solve problems for businesses transacting across borders, but it can make life painful for their workers.

Duration:00:09:39

How Trade Helps Explain Inequality

4/11/2019
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Trade makes for peaceful relationships between nations, but gains for consumers and workers aren't spread evenly.

Duration:00:08:58

The Maple Syrup Cartel

4/10/2019
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Prices for most agricultural products change with supply and demand. Not maple syrup.

Duration:00:09:49

Trade War With Cheese: Trump's New EU Tariffs

4/9/2019
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A new round of U.S. tariffs could hit European wine, cheese, aircraft, and escargots.

Duration:00:09:00

How To Measure Happiness

4/8/2019
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The U.S. is one of the world's largest economies, but it lags when it comes to happiness: the World Happiness Report ranks America number 19.

Duration:00:09:52

Jobs Friday: Chillaxing Edition

4/5/2019
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Happy Jobs Friday! The economy is still adding jobs, unemployment remains low, and wage growth is fine. It's all good...right?

Duration:00:08:56

The China Corruption Crackdown: Sincere Or Cynical?

4/4/2019
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A recent paper examines the motivations behind Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown and arrives at a surprising answer.

Duration:00:08:12

The 20-Year Quest To Save Nutella

4/3/2019
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Global demand for hazelnuts is growing, thanks to the popularity of products like Nutella. So it should be a great time to be in the hazelnut business... but there's one big problem.

Duration:00:09:34

What Sex Work Reveals About Risk

4/2/2019
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Allison Schrager is an economist and journalist who visited a number of brothels to examine how we understand and deal with risk.

Duration:00:09:41

A Crisis Of Consumer Confidence?

4/1/2019
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The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index is one of the indicators retailers, policy-makers and manufacturers use to gauge the health of the economy. But what is the index, exactly?

Duration:00:09:44

An Indicator In The Hand

3/29/2019
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On the one hand, you could say the economy's looking rocky; on the other hand you could argue it's in good health. We lay out both sides.

Duration:00:09:18

Dry Cleaners, Housing, The Stock Market And Rip It

3/28/2019
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Today, answers to your questions on dry cleaner pricing, and the comparative investment virtues of the housing and stock markets.

Duration:00:09:50

An Economist in Caracas: Day In The Life

3/27/2019
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Gabriela Saade is a 27-year-old economist in Caracas, Venezuela. Yesterday, she walked us through Venezuela's staggering numbers. Today, we walk a mile in her shoes.

Duration:00:09:52

Venezuela By The Numbers

3/26/2019
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The crisis in Venezuela continues to deepen, with nationwide blackouts hitting the country again this week. Today, we talk to a Caracas-based economist about what's happening in her country.

Duration:00:09:57

Spotify's Long, Winding Road To India

3/25/2019
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Spotify recently launched in India, but that path was long and complicated. We take the experience of Spotify and use it as a lens to look at why breaking into India is so difficult.

Duration:00:09:16

Are Neighbors Overrated? (And Other Questions)

3/22/2019
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The latest edition of "Overrated, Underrated" with economist Tyler Cowen.

Duration:00:07:23