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“Bidenomics,” explained
Jun 28, 2023

“Bidenomics,” explained

Remind anyone of "Reaganomics"? The terms are similar but the philosophies are quite different, and that may be the point. Plus, as Western companies pull out of Russia, Vladimir Putin's allies cash in.

Segments From this episode

To make its economic pitch to voters, the Biden administration puts a spin on a familiar term

Jun 28, 2023
"Bidenomics" is a brand identity the campaign hopes Americans will associate with good things.
President Joe Biden speaking in Chicago, where he branded his economic agenda "Bidenomics."
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Why so many workers are going on strike these days

Jun 28, 2023
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the number of workers who went on strike increased almost 50% last year, compared to 2021.
Above, striking Starbucks workers in November. Data show that the number of workers who went on strike increased by nearly 50% in 2022.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Whitewashing: the rewritten past of a home

Jun 28, 2023
Families of color must often take extreme measures to show the value of their home.
After the experience with her parents house, Jillian White says she doesn't know if she'd whitewash a home again.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

As Western companies pull out of Russia, Putin allies cash in on discounted assets

Jun 28, 2023
Major American and European brands have pulled out of Russia in protest over the war in Ukraine and have lost millions in the process.
Russian rapper Timati is now co-owner of 130 Stars coffee shops across Russia — the rebranded substitute to Starbucks following the chain's exodus.
Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

Risk of electricity shortages rises with extreme heat waves

Jun 28, 2023
Supply shortfall caused by spiking demand during extreme summer weather could affect two-thirds of the U.S.
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

To stay atop the oil market, OPEC became OPEC+. But keeping the cartel in sync isn't easy.

Jun 28, 2023
The Saudis invited the Russians to the table and rolled out the red carpet. But the Russians haven't always done what the Saudis want.
OPEC and OPEC+ members break their oil production promises all the time, said Victor McFarland at the University of Missouri.
Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Hell N Back Bakar
Witch in the Alley Cheap City
Never Catch Me Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar
Motherland Journey Blue Lab Beats
Ride or Die The Knocks, Foster the People

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer