Explaining the untapped power of "social infrastructure"
Sep 11, 2018

Explaining the untapped power of "social infrastructure"

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(U.S. Edition) Hurricane Florence has forced the mandatory evacuation of more than a million people along the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The possible flooding from the rain could flood areas where many people didn't think flood insurance was needed. Then, U.S. Bank unveiled Simple Loan, a low-interest, short term loan backed by the bank that might signal a change in how Americans borrow. Also, we discuss the concept of "social infrastructure," which an author told us could have significant impact on the economy while also having life-saving power. Today's show is sponsored by Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Navy Federal Credit Union (navyfederal,org/flagship). (09/11/2018)

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How "social infrastructure" can save us all

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Sep 11, 2018
An author told us how spaces like parks and libraries can end up being a driving force in the economy and a saving factor in a crisis.
People walk past a mural along the High Line Park trail in New York City January 30, 2018. Opened in June 2009, the High Line meanders at an altitude of about 18-30 feet (5-9 meters) above the streets through blocks of office buildings and private residences on Manhattan's West Side. 
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(U.S. Edition) Hurricane Florence has forced the mandatory evacuation of more than a million people along the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The possible flooding from the rain could flood areas where many people didn’t think flood insurance was needed. Then, U.S. Bank unveiled Simple Loan, a low-interest, short term loan backed by the bank that might signal a change in how Americans borrow. Also, we discuss the concept of “social infrastructure,” which an author told us could have significant impact on the economy while also having life-saving power. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Navy Federal Credit Union (navyfederal,org/flagship). (09/11/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC