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Jun 5, 2019


No, seriously, our new poll proves it. Plus, how "30 percent" became the magic number for budgeting in a rent or a mortgage, and a look back at the economics of Tiananmen Square.

Segments From this episode

Yelling at work persists despite awareness of ill effects

Jun 5, 2019
Hostile yelling at work is known to decrease productivity and can increase physical and mental illness, but long hours and nasty public discourse are making for shorter fuses.
NBC Universal/Screenshot via Netflix

Why is job growth so sluggish? Small businesses

Jun 5, 2019
The labor market's too tight for them to compete for workers.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

How we define affordable housing "makes absolutely no sense"

Jun 5, 2019
How did 30% of income become the accepted benchmark?
Starrett City, a 46-building housing complex, is pictured in Brooklyn, New York, in 2018.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Economics helped spur Tiananmen Square protests

Jun 5, 2019
Inflation hit double digits and protesters felt good jobs were rigged in favor of people with political connections.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace

Music from the episode

Shut Up and Let Me Go The Ting Tings
Hands of Time Kraak & Smaak, Alxndr London
Moving On Roosevelt
Underneath The Moon Gardens & Villa

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer

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