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The Indicator from Planet Money
The Indicator from Planet Money

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening... more

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It's Time To Fly

People are flying again. But so many airplanes are still parked in storage. Getting them in the air again isn't... more

19 Apr 2021 · 8 minutes
A Beige Revolution - Shaking up the Beige Book

It's Beigies season! We honor the Federal Reserve Bank that added two new sections to their Beige Book entry: Worker... more

16 Apr 2021 · 7 minutes
After The Banks Leave

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of in-person banking. But after a bank branch finally closes down, what happens... more

15 Apr 2021 · 8 minutes
What McDonald's Tells Us About The Minimum Wage

When the minimum wage goes up, where does the extra pay for workers come from? Princeton economist Orley Ashenfelter turned... more

14 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
How Burlington Powered Through 2020 Without A Website

Burlington shut down its online store right as the pandemic started, but it still weathered 2020 well. In fact, its... more

13 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
How Amazon Defeated The Union

The results are in: Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama will not unionize, for now. We discuss the tactics companies use... more

12 Apr 2021 · 8 minutes
Indicator Favs: How An Econ Experiment Changed Lives

Cardiff picked our final installment of favorites week. We learn about an experiment that led to more low-income students attending... more

09 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Indicator Favs: The Case Of The Pricey Fritos

This favorite episode comes in the form of a mystery. Corn prices were falling, but the price of Fritos in... more

08 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines

In today's classic, the robots take over the show from Cardiff and Stacey as we continue our week of favorite... more

07 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
Indicator Favs: The Recession Predictor

It wouldn't be favorites week at The Indicator without the yield curve. Meet it again for the first time in... more

06 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
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