Go home, economy, you’re being weird
Jun 24, 2021

Go home, economy, you’re being weird

GDP is up, but jobless claims haven't moved. Also, we talk about the four-day workweek, Big Tech and the challenges of training throngs of new employees.

Segments From this episode

The economy seems great for some people, dire for others. What's going on?

Jun 24, 2021
There's a disconnect between rising GDP and consumer spending — and the number of people out of work.
GDP is growing but unemployment claims are still high in this two-tiered economy.
Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Is Congress about to regulate Big Tech?

Jun 24, 2021
Axios reporter Margaret Harding McGill breaks down the antitrust bills moving through the House of Representatives.
Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline is the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

4-day workweek idea picks up steam, but questions remain

Jun 24, 2021
Kickstarter is the first company to sign on to a new campaign that aims to make the four-day workweek a reality. But would all workers benefit?
Kickstarter and other companies are experimenting with the four-day workweek to gather data on its impact.
Tatomm/iStock/Getty Images Plus

You may already be using "open banking." What exactly is it?

Jun 24, 2021
Open banking is where third-party apps, like Venmo, have access to your bank account.
Visa bought the Swedish fintech company Tink, an open banking platform. If you don't know what open banking is, there's a chance you're already using it via Venmo, PayPal or other apps.
Justin Sullivan/Marketplace

One New York City wine bar's reopening bet

Jun 24, 2021
Brian Keyser, owner and general manager of Casellula in NYC, is holding out hope that Congress will add money to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
Marco Bertorello/Getty Images

Hiring is one thing, but training workers is another challenge for companies

Jun 24, 2021
The struggle isn't over once companies get past the hiring hurdle.
After hiring large numbers of employees, companies face the additional challenge of training them and passing on institutional knowledge.
Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest
Lance Jr. Courtney Barnett
Mirage Toro y Moi
Cherry Tomatoes Guustavv
Hot In The Shade Poolside
Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) - Edit Maribou State, Khruangbin

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II