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Marketplace for Wednesday May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday May 14, 2014

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An insurance company’s suit against Chicago’s wastewater management system may be a harbinger of insurers forcing institutions and businesses to consider the effects of climate change. Plus, President Obama speaks today about the “need a 21st century transportation infrastructure” today, near New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge. Earlier this year, the transportation secretary did a Midwestern tour to tout infrastructure needs. It’s clear infrastructure is a political crutch these days, but that masks just how bad the nation’s infrastructure problems are. Also, we seem to be having a privilege moment. An essay on “check your privilege” written by a Princeton student has grabbed the national attention, to the point where the Kennedy School of Government will mandate first year students take a class on power and privilege. What’s going on?

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Often dressed in cheese, it never goes out of style

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Want a raise? Drop a warm puppy into your boss’s lap

May 14, 2014
New research suggests senses play a major role in decision making.

American technology, Chinese pollution

May 14, 2014
U.S. clean tech is finding big opportunities cleaning up China's environment.

How to survive the next economic collapse

May 14, 2014
Another total economic crash is all but inevitable. Here's what you can do.

Who will pay for climate change? Not us, insurer says

May 14, 2014
One insurer sues Chicago, saying the city could have prevented flood damage from a predicted downpour.

One piece of healthcare jargon worth knowing

May 14, 2014
There are more than 600 ACOs up and running across the country.

Why 'infrastructure' may be the new political buzzword

May 14, 2014
There's enough to make you wonder if it's the new "addicted to foreign oil".

Why retailers still bother to print catalogs

May 14, 2014
Thought online retail would've killed off catalogs by now? Not so fast.

An insurance company’s suit against Chicago’s wastewater management system may be a harbinger of insurers forcing institutions and businesses to consider the effects of climate change. Plus, President Obama speaks today about the “need a 21st century transportation infrastructure” today, near New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge. Earlier this year, the transportation secretary did a Midwestern tour to tout infrastructure needs. It’s clear infrastructure is a political crutch these days, but that masks just how bad the nation’s infrastructure problems are. Also, we seem to be having a privilege moment. An essay on “check your privilege” written by a Princeton student has grabbed the national attention, to the point where the Kennedy School of Government will mandate first year students take a class on power and privilege. What’s going on?

Music from the episode

Good Feeling Flo Rida
Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!) Sufjan Stevens