Apr 9, 2019

File your taxes by hand, we dare you

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We look at how fear, history and marketing have kept Americans from going DIY. Plus: the IMF cut its global economic growth outlook, and would requiring prices in pharma ads make drugs cheaper?

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The IMF cuts global growth outlook to 3.3 percent

A conversation with the IMF's chief economist about the lowest global growth rate since the financial crisis.
IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC on April 9, 2019.
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Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper?

Apr 9, 2019
The idea is that transparency would lead to more competition and lower costs. One drug company is already on board.
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Big companies are raising wages as competition heats up

Apr 9, 2019
Finding and retaining workers can be a challenge.
The competition for workers is getting fierce. 
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Why so few people do taxes on their own

Apr 10, 2019
Fear of costly mistakes drives some taxpayers to use a professional or software.
TurboTax products sit on display at Costco in 2016.
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Music from the episode

Benzoin Gum MF DOOM
Sisyphus Andrew Bird
Nada Mellah
Cory Wong Vulfpeck

The team

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