Is there a downside to economic resilience?
Nov 2, 2023

Is there a downside to economic resilience?

Economists get into the nitty-gritty of the Fed chair's comments. Plus, the economics of building a wind farm.

Segments From this episode

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell called the current economy resilient. Whether it actually is depends on how you define resilience.
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EVs have made big inroads in California. But why do most car buyers go with gas?

Nov 2, 2023
Wealthier drivers are more open to electric vehicles, but low-income people are hesitant due to purchase cost and a lack of charging stations.
Joey Gil, a Tesla driver, said reducing carbon emissions was a key reason to switch to electric.
Caleigh Wells

This realtor is slowing down business and loving it

Mindy Palmer, a real estate agent in Missoula, Montana, talks about how business is going in the world of real estate.

As one new offshore wind project is approved, two others are canceled — for now

Nov 2, 2023
More offshore wind projects are being approved, but many are also running into economic and logistical challenges.
An offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.
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Retail pharmacists walk out, citing overwork and understaffing

Nov 2, 2023
The walkout, called "pharmageddon" on social media, included pharmacists at CVS and Walgreens.
Most retail pharmacists don’t belong to a union, but these recent walkouts could lead to more interest in organizing, says Richard Dang, a professor of clinical pharmacy of USC.
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Small phones are hard to find

Nov 2, 2023
Makers seem to favor devices with much larger displays. Sean Hollister at The Verge recounts his search for a good small phone.
Customers are being directed toward phones with larger displays, like Apple's latest release, the iPhone 15 Pro.
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Music from the episode

The Vice Yard Orgone
Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
19-2000 Gorillaz
Any song ZICO
Coco Mango (FloFliz Remix) MF DOOM, FloFilz
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Disco Ulysses Vulfpeck

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
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer