Jul 5, 2018

The trade war is about to get real

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Today might feel like a Monday, but it's actually the end of the week, which means U.S. tariffs against China go into effect tomorrow. Should you be worried about inflation? Or even ... deflation? We'll talk about it, then head…

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On America's northern border, crossing the international boundary is part of doing business

Jul 5, 2018
Author Porter Fox says trade across America's northern border predates the border itself.
Canadian and American flags are seen at the US/Canada border March 1, 2017, in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.
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For American workers, noncompete agreements are pervasive – and might hold down their wages

Jul 5, 2018
You’ll find noncompete agreements where you might not expect. They govern many a low-wage worker, and limit employee mobility in occupations like fitness instructors and hair stylists.
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Today might feel like a Monday, but it’s actually the end of the week, which means U.S. tariffs against China go into effect tomorrow. Should you be worried about inflation? Or even … deflation? We’ll talk about it, then head to a Georgian pecan farm to see the impact of Chinese tariffs up close. Plus, how the “world’s friendliest border” became the front for another trade dispute. And finally, how the box office bounced back this summer.

Music from the episode

Coffin Nails MF DOOM
Pretty Pimpin Kurt Vile
Pretty Pimpin Kurt Vile
City Music Kevin Morby
Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People