Jul 13, 2017

07/13/2017: It’s the MAGAnomy, stupid

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President Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney took to the Wall Street Journal's op-ed page today to make the case for "MAGAnomics." There's a lot to unpack. We'll take it line by line, starting with the White House's promise of 3 percent growth. Then: It's performance review season, at least it is at Marketplace. But some companies are finding that a steady stream of feedback is more effective. Plus: Silicon Valley is just 25 percent women, and a new study found many women who leave tech jobs were sexually harassed and passed over for promotions.

Segments From this episode

Health insurance comes at a cost but so does not having it

Jul 13, 2017
Five years later, we check back with pipe organ builder Bradley Gawthrop about what's it's like trying to get insurance when you're self-employed or unemployed.
A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at a free Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair on November 2013.
David McNew/Getty Images

Women who left tech jobs were sexually harassed and passed over for promotions, report says

Jul 13, 2017
"Women experience significantly more unfairness than men,” the lead researcher says.
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

MAGAnomics: The White House economy plan is not without its flaws

Jul 13, 2017
Making the American economy great again is not as easy as it seems.
Welcome to MAGAnomics
J Pat Carter/Getty Images

The annual performance review gets a reboot

Jul 13, 2017
Companies have learned that a steady stream of feedback is more effective than a yearly review.
Tom Quitoni is a quality assurance manager at Schell Games. There, managers review workers, workers review managers and everyone provides feedback on others in the company. “It gives you a unique perspective,” Quitoni said.
Erika Beras/Marketplace

Governors take up policy initiative as Trump administration struggles

Jul 13, 2017
Global leadership attendance at the National Governors Association underscores the increasingly important role statehouses are playing in shaping what normally has been federal policy.

President Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney took to the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page today to make the case for “MAGAnomics.” There’s a lot to unpack. We’ll take it line by line, starting with the White House’s promise of 3 percent growth. Then: It’s performance review season, at least it is at Marketplace. But some companies are finding that a steady stream of feedback is more effective. Plus: Silicon Valley is just 25 percent women, and a new study found many women who leave tech jobs were sexually harassed and passed over for promotions.

Music from the episode

Frontin' (feat. Jay-Z) - Club Mix Pharrell Williams, JAY Z
Hey Ya! OutKast
Banquet Bloc Party
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
Jeeper Creeper Sinkane