Playlist: Greek strikes, Social Security
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Wednesday, October 19, 2011
On today’s show, we looked at the effects of the European debt crisis — from Portugal’s decision to halt construction on its high-speed railway to Spain, to a pharmacy-turned-counseling-center in Rome. Greeks took to the streets in Athens to protest austerity measures.
Meanwhile in the U.S., there are concerns that the Occupy Wall Street protests will become more personal and pointed toward bankers. Social Security benefits are getting a boost, while steel prices are sinking. And commentator Robert Reich talked about David Frum’s departure as a regular Marketplace commentator. Here are the songs we played:
- Set Yourself on Fire – StarsBuy
- Find A Way – The Juan MacleanBuy
- Harvest Moon – Pepper Rabbit
- RaÃzes – Amalia RodriguesBuy
- Sometimes – Beach FossilsBuy
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.