Feb 27, 2020

Technology keeps improving, but we keep working more

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Europe's markets down hard over the ebbing and flowing of concern around COVID-19. The rural areas in America seeing a business boost. Why the American workweek is not shrinking.

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Rural communities in "Graying America" see boost in business

Feb 27, 2020
More than 20% of Americans 65 and older live in rural areas, according to the Census Bureau.
More than 20% of Americans 65 and older live in rural areas, according to the Census Bureau.
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Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio

Keeping up with the Joneses is expensive

Feb 27, 2020
We're working more than we really need to.
The arms race over consumption is what drives people in wealthy countries to work more than they really need to.
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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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