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Marketplace for Monday June 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014

Marketplace for Monday June 23, 2014

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The White House hosts a Summit on Working Families today, to draw attention to the fact that the US actually has a pretty poor record on paid family leave. It's an important issue in an election year. But to ensure public attention, the summit comes with its own celebrity guest- Mad Men's Christina Hendricks. She will probably get the attention, but there are some real issues here. Plus, Henry Paulson, the prominent Republican and former Treasury Secretary, says global warming will be a bigger crisis of its kind than the financial crisis, and it's time to adopt a carbon tax. Economist Paul Krugman says sure, but politically that's not going to happen. Do you support "second-best" solutions? We look at the higher cost of second-best solutions. 

Segments From this episode

Hollywood's influence on politics

Jun 23, 2014
Sure, Hollywood is sometimes called "Washington's ATM," but there's more than just money involved.

Bad transactions can lead to losing your bank account

Jun 23, 2014
How does a man with a six-figure income have no bank account?

Facebook's unassuming jobs program

Jun 23, 2014
Facebook and other corporations are pouring money into colleges. Why?

Wimbledon: An occasion for white

Jun 23, 2014
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The value of 'second-best solutions' to global warming

Jun 23, 2014
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says we need a carbon tax to prevent a global-warming catastrophe. But if Congress won't act?

You say potato, I say po-tah-toe... in the tech world

Jun 23, 2014
A poll asked folks how they pronounce tech words and the results are fascinating.

U.S. lags behind the rest of the world in paid leave

Jun 27, 2014
The White House Summit will stress the U.S.'s poor record on paid family leave.

The White House hosts a Summit on Working Families today, to draw attention to the fact that the US actually has a pretty poor record on paid family leave. It’s an important issue in an election year. But to ensure public attention, the summit comes with its own celebrity guest- Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks. She will probably get the attention, but there are some real issues here. Plus, Henry Paulson, the prominent Republican and former Treasury Secretary, says global warming will be a bigger crisis of its kind than the financial crisis, and it’s time to adopt a carbon tax. Economist Paul Krugman says sure, but politically that’s not going to happen. Do you support “second-best” solutions? We look at the higher cost of second-best solutions. 

Music from the episode

Missing Words Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
In My City Gramatik
Clap Song The Stationary Set