Mar 5, 2020

Money can’t buy love — or an election

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How will COVID-19 be reflected in the jobs report? Michael Bloomberg spends half a billion dollars before dropping out of the 2020 race. What the employment contracts of 18th-century pirates can teach us.

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Money in politics helps, but it's not everything

Mar 5, 2020
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the presidential race after spending a record half a billion dollars.
Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

Pirates could teach us a thing or two about fair pay

Mar 5, 2020
Equality abounded on the open sea.
"Pirate articles," or contracts that stipulated compensation, were sort of like worker cooperatives of their time.
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Michael Lipkin Producer

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