Dec 17, 2020

Even with another relief package, economic recovery is gonna take awhile

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On today's show: If we make the same mistakes we did after the Great Recession, we're in for a long road ahead. Plus, what Dippin' Dots has to do with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Segments From this episode

Even with more stimulus, analysts forecast a slow economic recovery

Dec 17, 2020
COVID-19 is surging, layoffs are rising, consumers are hunkering down. Not a great place to be heading into 2021.
A closed bar in New York at the beginning of the pandemic.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Why hasn't Congress fixed unemployment insurance?

Dec 17, 2020
Congress was able to pass the CARES Act quickly, but its benefits expire Dec. 26. Will they be extended?
Congress has known what's wrong with unemployment insurance for decades.
Olivier Douliery/Contributor Getty Images

What's happening to the makers of holiday party attire?

Dec 17, 2020
There's an entire supply chain behind that sparkly dress.
Sparkly, sequined dresses for New Year's Eve? Not this year.
Svetikd via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
Suga Suga Baby Bash, Frankie J
A Tune For Jack Lemon Jelly
Pick Up Bonobo
Origins Tennis

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer