I need a vacation from my vacation
Jul 12, 2019

I need a vacation from my vacation

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More than half of American workers don’t use all their paid vacation days, and when they do, it's with a fair amount of guilt. Plus: Alexander Acosta's legacy at the labor department and a woman who found a career in counting cards.

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American workers can suffer vacation guilt ... if they take vacations at all

Jul 12, 2019
Many vacation days are left untaken or spent tethered to devices.
Fewer than half of U.S. workers use their vacation days, a U.S. Travel Association survey says. Above, tourists sunbathe on the Magaluf beach in Mallorca.
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It's getting more expensive to emit carbon pollution in Europe

Jul 12, 2019
In Europe's cap-and-trade market to limit emissions of carbon dioxide, the price of an allowance to pollute has increased to an 11-year high.
Steam and exhaust rise from a power plant in Oberhausen, Germany, in 2017.
Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Where the Phillips is inflation?

Jul 12, 2019
The Phillips curve, which describes an inverse relationship between unemployment and inflation, just doesn't seem to be working lately.
Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

Labor Department deregulation expected to pick up steam after Acosta

Jul 12, 2019
Analysts say that under the new acting secretary, Patrick Pizella, deregulation is likely to quicken.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta gives a press conference at the U.S. Department of Labor on July 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Reflektor Arcade Fire
Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo
Heavy Birdtalker
Brisk Freddie Joachim
Red Bull & Hennessy Jenny Lewis

The team

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

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