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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

3 Things You Didn't Know About LA

4/23/2018
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Los Angeles - it's not what you think.

Duration:00:09:44

The New Bond Villain

4/20/2018
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Concerns about the yield on the 10-year Treasury note going above three percent are overblown.

Duration:00:09:20

Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal

4/19/2018
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President Trump's objection to Amazon's deal with the Postal Service is based on dodgy data.

Duration:00:10:12

Lawn Chair Economics

4/18/2018
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China steals a lot of intellectual property from the U.S. The smartest thing for the U.S. to do in return might be ... nothing.

Duration:00:08:56

Tax Refunds, A Habitual Health Problem

4/17/2018
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The way many Americans manage their taxes could be bad for their health.

Duration:00:09:07

The Loan Ranger

4/16/2018
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Most people think you can't get rid of student loans in bankruptcy. Turns out most people are wrong.

Duration:00:09:13

Congress Does Not Compute

4/13/2018
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The percentage of congressional representatives with a background in computers: THREE

Duration:00:10:21

Unsung Indicators

4/12/2018
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Our show goes old school in this episode and brings you three under-appreciated economic indicators about things that affect us all.

Duration:00:07:06

Deficit Attention Disorder

4/11/2018
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The CBO projects the federal budget deficit could top 800 billion dollars this year... and reach a cool trillion by 2020. So ... what?

Duration:00:09:02

Tyler Cowen Rates America

4/10/2018
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Data, the humanities, and the suburbs: Tyler returns for another round of Overrated vs. Underrated

Duration:00:07:49

Mind The Pay Gap

4/9/2018
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Why do men still make 20 percent more than women in the U.S.?

Duration:00:08:23

Where The Jobs Are

4/6/2018
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Chinese tariffs could threaten more than 1.8 million American jobs.

Duration:00:08:16

Morbidity, Peak Child, And Collective Pessimism

4/5/2018
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Five interesting facts about our world that you probably didn't know.

Duration:00:08:17

Stop, Collaborate, And Listen

4/4/2018
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Cross-genre musical collaboration used be a small niche in the popular music scene. Today it's verging on domination.

Duration:00:08:17

The Original Bailout

4/3/2018
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In 1907, America's financial system ran into trouble. Trust in financial institutions evaporated, and contagion swept through the economy. Then John Pierpont Morgan stepped in.

Duration:00:09:54

China, Tariffs, And The Hogs Of War

4/2/2018
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The tariffs China just imposed on 128 American-made items will cost the U.S. about 3 billion dollars a year. That's not much to the nation, but it's a big deal if you make one of the products on the list.

Duration:00:07:23

Disability In Decline

3/29/2018
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A long-term trend of Americans withdrawing from the workforce due to disability has gone into reverse.

Duration:00:08:11

Dollars And Census

3/28/2018
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The census is more than a headcount. It determines how federal dollars are spent and how districts are represented in Congress.

Duration:00:07:31

Costly Care In America

3/27/2018
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Americans spend more on healthcare than people in other high-income countries, and it's not because we use more of it.

Duration:00:06:57

Dollars for Data

3/26/2018
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From Google Maps to Yelp to Instagram, the internet gives us access to all sorts of services without having to pay a cent. But are they really free?

Duration:00:09:17

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