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Apr 14, 2017

04/14/2017: Trump’s on-the-job economic crash course

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The economic policy of the United States today is substantially different than it was at the start of the week. President Trump has flipped on a bunch of stuff, and that's a big deal. Has his "thinking evolved," as politicians…

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Weekly Wrap: Trump is getting an economic crash-course

Apr 14, 2017
Which begs the question: Did he know what he was talking about during the campaign?
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, April 13, 2017.
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Why cities are cracking down on self-storage units

Apr 14, 2017
Your diploma … from elementary school. The old Christmas decorations you’ve been meaning to look through. Or those fruit dishes from your grandmother. If you’re like many Americans, you may have boxed up belongings that you can’t bear to part…

How much leverage does China have over North Korea?

Apr 14, 2017
China is urging North Korea and the U.S. to tamp down tensions between the two nations. A U.S. naval strike force is heading to the waters off the Korean peninsula in response to North Korea’s continued defiance of a nuclear…

Studios find new ways to sell faith-based films

Apr 14, 2017
But like all movies, good word of the mouth is the best marketing of all.
Actor Mike Vogel in "The Case for Christ."
Photo courtesy of Pure Flix Entertainment

Why aren't we moving as much for work?

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Apr 14, 2017
Economists are puzzled by a drop in mobility in the labor market.
High rents aren’t big enough to explain why Americans are much less mobile geographically than they were in the past, said Abigail Wozniak, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The economic policy of the United States today is substantially different than it was at the start of the week. President Trump has flipped on a bunch of stuff, and that’s a big deal. Has his “thinking evolved,” as politicians so often say? Or did he, um, just not know what he was talking about during the campaign? We’ll talk about it in the Weekly Wrap. Then: Americans are moving for work a lot less than they used to, and it’s not clear why. Plus, “Fate of the Furious” will probably dominate the box office this weekend, but it’s also Easter, so we’re going to look into the economics of faith-based films.

Music from the episode

Get By Talib Kweli
Been Around the World (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase) Diddy, The Family, The Notorious B.I.G., Mase
Caress Me Down Sublime
The World Is Watching Two Door Cinema Club, Valentina Pappalardo
The Boss Pete Rock
John Doe Shade Sheist, DJ Quick, Hi-C, AMG, Swift