Jun 11, 2021

How consumer behavior is affecting the economic recovery

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Also: Some British executives are getting bonuses for good behavior, and has the pandemic changed Americans' relationship with vacations?

Segments From this episode

How we decide what to buy

Jun 11, 2021
Do the rising prices of things like cars and homes actually affect how people are spending their money?
"No one thinks about how much I should spend on cereal in response to changes in gas prices," an economist says.
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What happens to consumer demand when products are scarce?

Jun 11, 2021
Do you wait? Change your plans? Buy something else?
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Should company bosses get a bonus for good behavior?

Jun 11, 2021
More senior executives in Britain are winning a financial reward for running their companies ethically. But isn't that part of the job?
Some executives in Britain are receiving bonuses for making ethical decisions. But critics wonder why executives need to be paid extra for doing the right thing.
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Music from the episode

Becoming a Tree Richard Houghten
Hands of Time Kraak & Smaak, Alxndr London
Dancin - Krono Remix Aaron Smith, Luvli, Krono
Last Raindrop Fitz and The Tantrums

The team

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