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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.
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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

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Episodes

Coming soon: Baby Bust

3/14/2019
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This is the year that Millennials will outnumber Baby Boomers in America. With a new generation ascendant and an old one firmly gripping to power, what will happen to fundamental tenets of the American safety net? Will entitlements like Social Security and Medicare still be there for generations that come after the Boomers? Will Millennials experience retirement as we know it today? Ben White, an unrepentant Gen-X’er, has some pointed questions for Boomers about the economic legacy they’re...

Duration:00:02:32

Economic expansions don’t just die. They get murdered.

1/16/2019
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When is the next recession coming? Economist Betsey Stevenson, who served on The Council of Economic Advisers under President Barak Obama and who is now a professor at the University of Michigan, joins POLITICO's Ben White to talk about what indicators she's watching to predict when the next recession might hit.

Duration:00:27:08

Discouraged workers aren't so discouraged anymore

1/9/2019
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Discouraged American workers are showing signs of returning to the labor market, a signal that the Federal Reserve could hold off on interest rate hikes this year and that President Donald Trump may have something more to boast about as he heads toward his re-election campaign. Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden, breaks it all down with POLITICO's Ben White.

Duration:00:27:02

The trade war is already over

1/2/2019
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The Chinese and U.S. economies are likely to slow in 2019, giving President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping no choice but to declare a truce in their ferocious trade battle, according to a top Wall Street strategist.

Duration:00:26:02

Want to run an agency? It helps to know Mitch McConnell

12/19/2018
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President Trump's nominee to run the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a thin resume. He's also Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's brother-in-law. Ben White discusses the story with Ian Kullgren, a reporter on POLITICO’s employment and immigration team.

Duration:00:26:02

The strange case of Donald Trump vs. Jay Powell

12/12/2018
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President Trump wants a booming economy, but he also wants low interest rates. It's a classic Catch-22.

Duration:00:28:45

Why the Canadians still call it NAFTA

12/5/2018
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POLITICO's Ben White caught up with Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, at the Canadian Consulate in New York. They discuss the "New NAFTA", or USMCA, and what's at stake for Canada and the U.S.

Duration:00:21:54

The $100 billion question: A conversation with Sen. Tim Scott

11/28/2018
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Will tax incentives help unlock billions of dollars in investment in poor areas? Free-market Republicans have generally stayed away from the debate about potential government solutions. But Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has championed an effort to narrow an economic divide.

Duration:00:22:14

Larry Kudlow on life as a free trader in an America First White House

11/20/2018
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POLITICO's Ben White talks with Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Counsel, about the future of infrastructure, trade, and what the midterm results mean for Republicans.

Duration:00:20:14

How the China trade war could get really bad, really fast

11/14/2018
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POLITICO trade reporter Doug Palmer joins Ben White to discuss the approximately $250 billion worth of tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, and why we might not feel them... yet.

Duration:00:24:59

New financial scrutiny awaits Trump and his cabinet

11/7/2018
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What’s next in the financial world after the midterms? The Trump Administration is readying some new energy policies, even as Hill Democrats get ready to probe the business dealings of the president and his cabinet. POLITICO’s Nancy Cook and Zach Warmbrodt join to break it down. Plus: Who’s standing between Democrats and Trump’s tax returns?

Duration:00:25:12

Why you should worry a little bit about markets and the economy

10/31/2018
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Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics pulls back the curtain on the economy with POLITICO’s Ben White. What they see is... not great. Plus, which household good has borne the brunt of the tariff fight with China? Hint: Here’s hoping your washing machine didn’t just break.

Duration:00:32:55

Will Democrats support Trump on the new NAFTA?

10/24/2018
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POLITICO congressional reporter Elana Schor and trade reporter Megan Cassella discuss what will happen if Democrats win control of the House next month — and what incentive the two sides will actually have to work together. Plus, Ben White wonders what to make of President Trump’s phantom tax cut idea.

Duration:00:17:26

The second life of Trump's tax story

10/17/2018
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Susanne Craig, an investigative reporter at the New York Times and one of the reporters who broke the story on Trump's tax fraud, and POLITICO's media reporter, Jack Shafer, join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss how the tax story came together – and how it landed once it was published.

Duration:00:40:06

The second life of Trump's tax story

10/17/2018
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Susanne Craig, an investigative reporter at the New York Times and one of the reporters who broke the story on Trump's tax fraud, and POLITICO's media reporter, Jack Shafer, join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss how the tax story came together – and how it landed once it was published.

Duration:00:15:56

What the new NAFTA tells us about the trade war with China

10/10/2018
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Alexander Panetta, editor of POLITICO Pro Canada, and South China Morning Post U.S. correspondent Owen Churchill join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss the implications of the USMCA – and how it’s being viewed in China.

Duration:00:41:31

Larry Kudlow on the new NAFTA and ‘unsatisfactory’ talks with China

10/3/2018
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Larry Kudlow, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the NEC, discusses the economy, the new NAFTA, and what life is like inside the White House with POLITICO's Ben White in front of a live audience at the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

Duration:00:30:15

Did we end too big to fail? Are we safer now?

9/26/2018
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Former Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo examines the banking industry 10 years after the financial crisis with POLITICO's Ben White and Victoria Guida.

Duration:00:36:29

What the Trump team was doing during the financial crisis

9/19/2018
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Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist at the New York Times and author of “Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves,” talks with POLITICO’s Ben White about how close the financial system came to collapse, and how it felt to have a front-row seat. POLITICO's Victoria Guida explains how as the financial crisis shook the nation, Trump's team saw a payoff.

Duration:00:26:53

What's up with Trump and Canada?

9/12/2018
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As talks between the U.S. and Canada over a new North American Free Trade Agreement head into crunch time in Washington this week, the latest POLITICO Money podcast takes you inside the room for the high-stakes talks.

Duration:00:31:34