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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

How infrastructure week became a punchline

8/15/2018
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POLITICO’s Mike Grunwald joins Ben to talk about the Gateway Project, a $30 billion infrastructure plan that would include a new $11 billion tunnel under the Hudson between New Jersey and New York for passenger trains.

Duration:00:34:44

How a free-trade t-shirt went viral

8/8/2018
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Lawyer Scott Lincicome, who’s behind a cheeky pro-trade t-shirt, says free traders are winning, even if they don’t realize it.

Duration:00:30:36

Get smart fast: Trump, trade, and the next recession

8/1/2018
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Economist and unrepentant Red Sox fan Megan Greene tells you everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about U.S. financial health-- what's really behind the uptick in growth, how long the happy days will last, and what's likely to trigger the next recession.

Duration:00:31:06

What Hollywood can teach Uber drivers about the gig economy

7/25/2018
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POLITICO's Andrew Hanna says long before Uber and Airbnb, Hollywood conquered the gig economy-- with an assist from Ronald Reagan. Hear how Dracula and Groucho Marx set in motion a decades-long struggle for worker benefits that's especially relevant in the age of the side hustle.

Duration:00:23:59

Do we have amnesia, or is it time to tweak Dodd-Frank?

7/18/2018
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Ten years after the financial crisis, Congress is talking about relaxing some aspects of Dodd-Frank. But one person's "tweak" is another person's "Are you nuts?"

Duration:00:27:43

Bull market still bucking mean and dirty

7/11/2018
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Investment adviser Richard Bernstein joins Ben to talk bulls, bears, and the tax cut leakage effect. He also explains why watching inflation is like watching paint dry, and why Wall Street's bull market is still bucking mean and dirty, despite trade disputes.

Duration:00:27:54

Does the city of the future know too much about you?

7/5/2018
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Google is building a city of the future in Toronto, with self-driving cars, delivery robots, and snow-melting sidewalks. But will it also know what you did last night?

Duration:00:30:15

What does a dairy farmer know that Trump doesn't?

6/27/2018
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Dairyman Pete Wiersma shares a few hard economic realities from the pastures of Idaho: a tightening labor pool and little control over milk prices. Then economist Mark Zandi explains how reduced immigration and escalating trade spats could make things worse.

Duration:00:32:59

Steel cage death match over trade

6/20/2018
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Ben White and POLITICO's Doug Palmer tick down the list of trade tiffs, brawls and all-out steel cage matches currently underway by the Trump administration. Then Marianne LeVine weighs in with a look at a sector that's actually winning as trade disputes simmer over: lobbyists.

Duration:00:32:04

The secret to trade talks: ‘The powers of single malt scotch’

5/30/2018
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Former USTR Ron Kirk talks about what it's like to be in the room when trade negotiations are happening.

Duration:00:30:07

How China acquires the crown jewels of U.S. technology

5/23/2018
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POLITICO's Cory Bennett joins Ben to talk about the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Duration:00:43:18

A user's guide to Larry Kudlow

5/16/2018
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POLITICO White House reporter Nancy Cook joins Ben White to talk about the interview they had with Larry Kudlow, the Director of the United States National Economic Council as he transitions into working for the Trump administration.

Duration:00:22:47

Kevin Warsh on what it's like to interview for Fed Chair with Trump

5/9/2018
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Former senior economic adviser to President Bush and current Hoover fellow Kevin Warsh was in the running to become the next Federal Reserve chairman in 2017. Warsh shares insights from his interview with President Trump for the job, his take on interest rates, the state of the Republican Party and job growth.

Duration:00:39:59

Go inside the 2018 Milken Global Conference with Ben

5/2/2018
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Ben White takes listeners inside one of the most prominent financial conferences of the year, the 2018 Milken Global Conference. The show features highlights from celebrity interviews, hallway interviews and an excerpt from the "Financial Regulation: New Era, New Regulators" panel.

Duration:00:23:16

Get smart on Trump and trade

4/25/2018
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In the latest POLITICO Money podcast, POLITICO trade journalists Megan Cassella, Adam Behsudi and Doug Palmer explain exactly what’s going on with the Trump White House and international trade. Will the U.S. ultimately decide to get back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership or seek individual deals with Japan and other TPP members? Can the White House meet a looming deadline to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and get a new deal through Congress?

Duration:00:37:54

Austan Goolsbee: Does debt limit hypocrisy drive you nuts?

4/18/2018
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Former top Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee joins POLITICO Money to discuss President Trump potentially putting political pressure on the Federal Reserve. Goolsbee also reflects back on his own experiences in the Obama administration, especially leaving the White House on the day in 2011 when Standard & Poor’s downgraded U.S. debt for the first time ever in the midst of a bitter debt limit crisis.

Duration:00:36:22

Governor Hickenlooper has a vision for fixing American's polarized politics

4/5/2018
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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Ben White come to you live from Midtown in New York City. The governor discusses his recent visit to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on the beer industry in Colorado, a possible "unity ticket" with Governor Kasich and, of course, baseball.

Duration:01:03:04

Facebook faces regulation questions in wake of Cambridge Analytica

3/28/2018
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This week, Ben unpacks the personal data questions swirling around the Cambridge Analytica scandal and examines what kind of government regulation could prevent privacy violations going forward. David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect," discusses how this data leak happened and how the company is responding to the crisis. POLITICO tech reporter Nancy Scola also joins the show to talk regulation options and how heavy governance could impact the targeted advertising business.

Duration:00:32:25

Could tariffs trigger a trade war with China?

3/21/2018
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This week, Ben delves into Donald Trump’s plan to slap as much as $60 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese goods. Does the president misunderstand the nature of the U.S. trade relationship with China? Or is it imperative that tariffs be used to protect American workers?

Duration:00:30:33