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Marketplace for Tuesday June 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday June 24, 2014

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A new Brookings report out today suggests that the crisis surrounding student loans may not be what we think it is. The report is based on data from the last 20 years and says that certain areas are worse than others. Graduates, for example, are in tougher spots than undergraduates. We look at where the problems with student loans are most acute. Plus, the Export-Import bank, whose charter is expected to expire at the end of September, faces a dire future as both the White House and Republicans call for its end. What is it and what are its main functions? We explain. Also, we look at how politicians talk about wealth when they talk about wealth: Did you work your way up, did you earn every dollar, or were you just lucky? And does it matter whether it looks like you earned every dollar? There’s earning a lot of money, and there’s being paid a lot of money.

Segments From this episode

Does LinkedIn work for job seekers?

Jun 24, 2014
LinkedIn is a way for job seekers to put themselves out there. Recruiters searching the site may find them.

Corporate boards mostly a boys-only club

Jun 24, 2014
Large investment funds like Calpers are trying to add diversity to the boardroom.

I don't care if I never get back...or ever get back?

Jun 24, 2014
Eric Brewster and Ben Blatt on their best worst baseball road trip

What is the biggest business in your home state?

Jun 24, 2014
In Vermont, it's the Keurig Green Mountain company, of coffee fame.

Surprising data on student loans

Jun 24, 2014
Today's Brooking report shows that graduates are worse off than undergrads.

Rich politicians emphasize humble beginnings

Jun 24, 2014
Politicians talk about wealth in varying ways: Did you work hard, or was it luck?

Survey says: Guilty of not filling out your survey

Jun 24, 2014
Commentator Beth Teitell says sometimes she feels guilty for not filling them out.

A new Brookings report out today suggests that the crisis surrounding student loans may not be what we think it is. The report is based on data from the last 20 years and says that certain areas are worse than others. Graduates, for example, are in tougher spots than undergraduates. We look at where the problems with student loans are most acute. Plus, the Export-Import bank, whose charter is expected to expire at the end of September, faces a dire future as both the White House and Republicans call for its end. What is it and what are its main functions? We explain. Also, we look at how politicians talk about wealth when they talk about wealth: Did you work your way up, did you earn every dollar, or were you just lucky? And does it matter whether it looks like you earned every dollar? There’s earning a lot of money, and there’s being paid a lot of money.

Music from the episode

Homecoming Kanye West, Chris Martin
Only One Me Damu The Fudgemunk
Surprise Hotel Fool's Gold