Feb 14, 2018

02/14/2018: The cost of uncertainty at the White House

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We hate days like this, when there's been a shooting in a school or at a concert. There's no economic angle right after a tragedy like this. It's not our story, but we can't ignore it. So we're gonna acknowledge it, trust…

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For Dallas Fed president, sustaining long-term growth will take more than tax cuts

Robert Kaplan says fiscal policy should bring less debt and focus on economic fundamentals.
Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange.
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Why the pace of Muslim women entering the workforce is accelerating

Feb 14, 2018
Saadia Zahidi’s new book examines the powerful cultural and economic transformations taking place as millions of Muslim women enter the workforce.
A Muslim woman attends an office management class in Berlin.
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Does data mean retailers are pulling back?

Feb 14, 2018
We got some number today hot off the keyboards of the folks at the Commerce Department. They show that retail spending in January was lower than December by 0.3 percent. That dip was notable because the consensus was actually that…

Netflix brings award-winning producer on board

Feb 14, 2018
Netflix has made a deal to bring prolific producer Ryan Murphy into the fold to create a bunch of binge-able series and movies. The five-year deal is reported to be worth $300 million. It’s the streaming giant’s latest move to…

We hate days like this, when there’s been a shooting in a school or at a concert. There’s no economic angle right after a tragedy like this. It’s not our story, but we can’t ignore it. So we’re gonna acknowledge it, trust that you’ve had your fill of it elsewhere and turn to our news of the day. It came this morning with a much-anticipated but kind of underwhelming report on inflation. It’s up a bit, but nowhere near as drastic as we’d all expected it to be. Nevertheless, it’s one more data point for policymakers to consider as they figure out how to steer this economy. As it happens, we have one of those policymakers on the show today: Robert Kaplan, president of the Dallas Fed. Plus, the cost of uncertainty at the White House and Netflix’s latest big moves. 

Music from the episode

Respiration Black Star, Common
Talk Is Cheap Nick Murphy / Chet Faker
Relief in Believing Jon Ososki