Jun 9, 2020

The legacy of slavery in this economy

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Plus: How the National Bureau of Economic Research makes a call on what's a recession, and the racial wage gaps at Bon Appetit and beyond.  

Segments From this episode

The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

Aug 14, 2018
How slaveholders used modern management techniques
A group of women and children, presumably slaves, sit and stand around the doorway of a rough wooden cabin in the southern United States in the mid-19th century. One girl reads a book to the group of sitting children.
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If a company is serious about racial pay equity, what should it do?

Jun 9, 2020
There are concrete steps companies can take. To start, collect the data.
Companies can take steps to close the racial pay gap, starting with collecting the data.
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Activism "is built into the DNA of our brand"

Jun 9, 2020
Nikoa Evans-Hendricks is a restaurateur and executive director of an entrepreneurs' coalition in Harlem. She talks about the role of Black-owned businesses.
Courtesy Nikoa Evans-Hendricks

Who gets to decide if we are in a recession?

Jun 9, 2020
We have to take the word of economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research, who have been making that call for a hundred years.
A man wears a face mask as he check his phone in Times Square on March 22, 2020 in New York City. - Coronavirus deaths soared across the United States and Europe on despite heightened restrictions as hospitals scrambled to find ventilators. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pandemic may be a turning point for oil business, executives and analysts say

Jun 9, 2020
With carbon emissions and air pollution plummeting during the lockdown, experts question whether we'll return to our old driving and flying habits.
Oil storage tanks in Carson, California. The use of fossil fuels dropped during the lockdown, and supplies piled up.
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"A moment of reckoning for the United States at home and abroad"

Jun 9, 2020
The country's coalition-building power overseas has weakened as it focuses on crises at home, researcher Torrey Taussig says.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer