Jan 22, 2021
The challenges of a short-staffed bureaucracy
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On today's show: the strange way we hand over control of the government. Plus, Biden moves to raise federal workers' minimum wage to $15.
Segments From this episode
The Weekly Wrap: Biden's economic relief bill
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with The Washington Post’s Heather Long and Politico’s Sudeep Reddy about economic relief, executive orders and the Fed.
Biden is inheriting a depleted federal workforce requiring thousands of appointments, including many that need Senate confirmation.
This is a fraught time to tackle minimum wage increases. It would address long-term inequities but more businesses are in trouble now.
Women left their jobs at a far greater rate than men in 2020. What does this mean for the economy?