The end of recycling as we know it
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For years, China used U.S. recyclables in its factories, but the country stopped buying foreign trash last year. Plus: Will Instagram's in-app purchases threaten Amazon?
Segments From this episode
My Economy: The personal cost of a year of tariffs
For Sam Desai, vice president at RM Metals, a year of tariffs on his balance sheet changed his work habits.
Is this the end of recycling?
The Chinese economy could be killing recycling in the U.S.
Instagram launches in-app shopping tool with 20 retailers
The online marketplace just got a little more interesting. Instagram launched in-app purchase and payment services for 20 major brands, including Nike, Burberry and Uniqlo. Shoppers will now be able to click on Instagram posts featuring items they want and complete purchases, all while staying inside the app. The news raises questions about data privacy […]
As crab season approaches, Maryland processing plants seek guest worker reform
The multimillion-dollar industry relies heavily on H-2B visa workers from Mexico and Central America.
How to value a life, statistically speaking
The VSL lets you compare the cost of a regulation to the benefit in probable lives saved.
Music from the episode
Tail Chaser Gitkin
Izzo / In The End JAY Z, Linkin Park
Superposition Young the Giant
Kölsch, Kippe, Lederjacke Veedel Kaztro
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer