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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

Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni

1/17/2018
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The young crown prince is trying to figure out how to save his country before the money runs out.

Duration: 00:07:18


The Case For Earmarks

1/16/2018
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Congressional earmarks have a bad reputation. But, our guest argues, they're just what America needs.

Duration: 00:07:08


The Recession Predictor

1/12/2018
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There's a warning sign for the economy with an amazing track record. It's not flashing now, but it's close enough to make us nervous.

Duration: 00:09:04


Such Cryptocurrency. So Amaze.

1/11/2018
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Dogecoin, a bitcoin spinoff created as a joke, is now worth $1.4 billion. The coin's creator tells us how the joke became real — and explains why he has mixed feelings about the whole thing.

Duration: 00:08:10


The War On Coal

1/10/2018
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President Trump's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, had a plan to prop up the coal industry. This week, a federal commission—led by a Trump appointee—rejected it.

Duration: 00:04:35


Why Quitting Is Awesome

1/9/2018
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The state of the American job market, as revealed by jobs numbers released this morning.

Duration: 00:06:07


What To Do About Inequality

1/8/2018
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A lot of popular plans for boosting middle-class wages don't work as well as as they used to. Here are a few ideas that might work now.

Duration: 00:07:05


Hidden Gems of the Jobs Report

1/5/2018
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Here are three illuminating but largely overlooked numbers from today's jobs report.

Duration: 00:06:06


Just Another Manic January

1/4/2018
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It's going to be a huge month for economic policy.

Duration: 00:05:54


Corruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran

1/3/2018
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Thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Iran. Part of the reason: the price of eggs just went through the roof.

Duration: 00:06:01


The Next Debt Crunch

1/2/2018
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The U.S. economy is doing great. Here's something to worry about.

Duration: 00:07:34


The 50-Year Newspaper

12/29/2017
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Daily news coverage gives us a lopsided view of the world. What would the top stories be if we only got a news update once every 50 years?

Duration: 00:07:21


Our Indicators Of The Year

12/27/2017
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Despite all the protectionist rhetoric, global trade grew really quickly this year. Also: a crazy, 80-year ride from sun god to TMI.

Duration: 00:09:09


How Airfare Is Changing

12/22/2017
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Why some routes are getting more expensive while others are getting cheaper.

Duration: 00:05:41


Could The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later?

12/20/2017
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The Democrats have been struggling with a problem for a while now. The new tax bill could ultimately help them solve it.

Duration: 00:06:57


The Toll Also Rises

12/18/2017
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Basic economics says a new toll for commuters makes everybody better off. But what if basic economics is wrong?

Duration: 00:06:26


Forget Neutrality

12/15/2017
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Most Americans have at most one choice for broadband internet. On today's show: How it got that way, and what it means for the debate over net neutrality.

Duration: 00:07:30


Full Employment: Are We There Yet?

12/13/2017
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Why is it so hard to figure out when the economy is at full employment? And why does the Fed keep getting it wrong?

Duration: 00:06:04


Bitcoin, Unemployment, and Mythical Beasts

12/11/2017
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Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has smart insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation is a lightning round that touches everything from the stock market to dystopian novels.

Duration: 00:07:24


Where's My Raise?

12/8/2017
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The unemployment rate is really low, but wages are barely rising. What's going on?

Duration: 00:07:56

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