Janet Yellen says Trump doesn’t understand macroeconomic policy
Feb 25, 2019

Janet Yellen says Trump doesn’t understand macroeconomic policy

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The economy is doing well, says Janet Yellen, who departed the Federal Reserve last year after four years as chair. She's less confident in the president, who declined to appoint her for a second term. We talked with Yellen about Trump's relationship with the central bank, running the San Francisco Fed during the financial crisis and her current plans, which don't include retirement. Plus: What it's like to live on one side of the border and work on the other.

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Border life: An apartment in Mexico, a job in the U.S.

Feb 25, 2019
From Tijuana to Matamoros, people work in the U.S. for higher wages but live in Mexico for cheaper rent.
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Young? Hip? Not in the 1 percent? Tell that to your luxury car.

Feb 25, 2019
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The economy is doing well, says Janet Yellen, who departed the Federal Reserve last year after four years as chair. She’s less confident in the president, who declined to appoint her for a second term. We talked with Yellen about Trump’s relationship with the central bank, running the San Francisco Fed during the financial crisis and her current plans, which don’t include retirement. Plus: What it’s like to live on one side of the border and work on the other.

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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer