Marketplace for Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Hundreds of millions of dollars in the housing settlement meant to provide relief to struggling homeowners is being used to plug state budget gaps. Commentator Robert Reich says forget the Volcker rule -- let's bring back Glass-Steagall instead. The number of older Americans who are long-term unemployed has more than doubled since the recession. And in the U.S. economy recovery, it looks that the wealthy are recovering more of their money than the poor. Kai Ryssdal talks to a Greek resident about the reported 'bank runs' happening there today. And in the latest installment of Freakonomics, Stephen Dubner talks about the unintended consequences of retirement.
Posted In: women, Unemployment, Postal Service
The actual percentage of job losses by women the past three years is lower than the 90 percent Mitt Romney stated last month.
Posted In: Retirement
Freakonomics Radio explores the hidden side of early retirement.