Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Marketplace for Thursday, April 25, 2013
Apr 25, 2013

Marketplace for Thursday, April 25, 2013

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Every workplace tragedy in the developing world elicits promises from U.S. companies to improve oversight of labor conditions. But there's also a business in creating plausible deniability by having layers of subcontractors. Also, has easy money contributed to America’s gun culture? We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase. In the world of healthcare, California has more uninsured people than other states have residents. In October, the state has to have its health insurance exchange up and running. Getting everyone informed on that? A job for marketers.

Segments From this episode

What makes you happy when your call is put on hold?

Apr 25, 2013
An industry is devoted to occupying your time while you're on hold, waiting for customer service. But the best on-hold experience? Not being put on hold.

A former agent reflects on the NFL draft

Apr 25, 2013
ESPN's Andrew Brandt reflects on the draft and why players should have an agent at their side.

Does the gun you want cost too much? There's a loan for that

Apr 25, 2013
Not everyone has the cash upfront to buy a new gun. We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase.

The business strategy in plausible deniability

by
Apr 25, 2013
Every workplace tragedy in the developing world elicits promises from U.S. companies to improve oversight of labor conditions. But these companies also create plausible deniability of workplace ills by having layers of subcontractors.

Does cutting taxes really shrink government?

Apr 25, 2013
Calvin Coolidge learned the hard way that cutting taxes doesn't necessarily shrink the size of government.

Why Mexico is key to American prosperity

Apr 25, 2013
Despite problems with immigration and drug cartels, Mexico is growing a middle class and stable economy. One that benefits the United States.

California bets big on marketing to spread the health care gospel

Apr 25, 2013
Millions of Californians will be eligible for healthcare under the new law, and lots of them know nothing about it.

Every workplace tragedy in the developing world elicits promises from U.S. companies to improve oversight of labor conditions. But there’s also a business in creating plausible deniability by having layers of subcontractors. Also, has easy money contributed to America’s gun culture? We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase. In the world of healthcare, California has more uninsured people than other states have residents. In October, the state has to have its health insurance exchange up and running. Getting everyone informed on that? A job for marketers.

Music from the episode

Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers) - Radio Edit Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers
Enough Dujeous