Jun 29, 2018

Global trade … amirite?

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We wrap the week with tariff woes from car and motorcycle makers and a report today that President Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the U.S. from the World Trade Organization. So how might an American withdrawal affect the WTO? Plus,…

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Monopolies can lead to terrible economic behaviors: A story of cabs and Uber

Jun 29, 2018
A Twitter thread about the rise of Uber and Lyft in New York City.
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Could the U.S. be heading out of the WTO?

Jun 29, 2018
President Donald Trump is telling White House officials he wants to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization, according to news website Axios. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later dismissed those reports as an “exaggeration.” Axios reported, citing an…

We wrap the week with tariff woes from car and motorcycle makers and a report today that President Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the U.S. from the World Trade Organization. So how might an American withdrawal affect the WTO? Plus, they say as California goes, so goes the nation … so will a new California law giving consumers more control of their personal data cause a ripple effect across the rest of the country? And a tweet-by-tweet look at the demise of the iconic yellow cab as New York City’s on-demand ride of choice.

 

Music from the episode

Sweet Harmony The Beloved
Doo Wop (That Thing) Ms. Lauryn Hill
Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) Maribou State, Khruangbin
Kansas Gorillaz
Benzoin Gum MF DOOM