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This Is Uncomfortable

Season 2 | Episode 4: In sickness and in fraud

Feb 20, 2020

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How will the Phase I trade deal between the U.S. and China be enforced? A company crowdfunds student loan repayment. Why American free markets might not actually be so free.

Stories From this episode

Giving the gift of less debt

by Amy Scott Dec 17, 2019
Pillar lets friends and relatives make student loan payments as a holiday gift.
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Market concentration and low competition has become the new normal in America

by Daniel Shin Dec 17, 2019
NYU finance professor Thomas Philippon argues that U.S. markets are no longer as free and competitive as they were a few decades ago.
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Miguel Contreras Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Michael Lipkin Producer

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