Marketplace Marketplace

with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, March 11, 2013

The U.S. Army is freezing all new applications for its tuition assistance program because of the sequester. As David Gura reports, the elimination of the much relied-upon program is among the first tangible repercussions of the automatic budget cuts. And as the budget battle to cut entitlements heats up, some argue that raising the retirement age will force the poor to subsidize the rich because the rich live longer. Finally, now that the betting site Intrade has been suspended, academics are worried because many used the site for social science research.

Listen to the episode

From this Episode

Images of pieces from MOMA's "Applied Design" exhibit. Here: "Pac-Man. Toru Iwatani (Japanese, born 1955). Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. 1980-1981. Video game. Gift of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. © 2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc."
Courtesy of MOMA

Music from this Show

Browse the Show
Kai Ryssdal

About the Show

Marketplace® is your liaison between economics and life. Noted for timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business news across both audio and digital platforms, Marketplace programs are heard by more than 14 million weekly listeners. This makes the Marketplace portfolio the most widely heard business or economic programming in the country.