Regulate crypto? Sure. But how?
Jul 14, 2023

Regulate crypto? Sure. But how?

But first, is the soft landing finally here? We'll recap a big week in economic news with our panel.

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Is the soft landing here?

It looks more possible than a few months ago. Amara Omeokwe of the Wall Street Journal and Ana Swanson of The New York Times discuss it with Kai Ryssdal.

Revisiting a Beijing vegetable stand, more than 25 years after moving away

Jul 14, 2023
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal visits his former Beijing neighborhood and reflects on decades of rapid change in China's economy.
A delivery vehicle for Jenny Lou’s, a grocery chain in the Chinese capital.
Kai Ryssdal/Marketplace

Falling import prices are good news in the fight against inflation

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It's mostly down to the falling price of oil, but the ingredients and materials manufacturers use are getting cheaper too.
"Lowered prices for imported inputs are going to show up as lowered prices for domestically produced goods," says economics professor Robert Johnson of Notre Dame.
Brandon Sloter/Getty Images

Must-pass defense bill ensnared in culture wars

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The House teed up a Senate showdown after passing the appropriations bill with amendments banning diversity training and other programs.
The House, led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy, voted along party lines to pass the National Defense Authorization Act.
Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Regulate crypto? Sure. But how? 

Jul 14, 2023
Both regulators and crypto bros cheer a ruling on Ripple Labs. Many call the regulatory framework governing digital assets outmoded.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

In the California desert, old EV batteries now store solar power

Jul 14, 2023
It's a small market so far, but using the excess supply of used batteries could help meet the high demand for stored clean energy.
Used electric vehicle batteries are pulled out of cars and plugged into systems in these trailers to begin their second careers as clean energy storage devices.
Caleigh Wells for Marketplace

Music from the episode

Just The Two Of US Marcin, Ichika Nito
Like Crazy Jimin
Boy's a Liar Pt. 2 PinkPantheress, Ice Spice

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer