Sep 24, 2019

What debt does to the economy

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Plus: What you need to know about new overtime rules, and, inspired by Greta Thunberg, what we talk about when we talk about "economic growth."

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What you should know about household debt

Sep 24, 2019
Mortgages, auto loans and credit card balances are all on the rise, according to the New York Federal Reserve.
Mortgages make up the majority of household debt for Americans.
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How a college degree can change your relationship with your family

Sep 24, 2019
Heather Cantua Phillips owns more than both her parents combined, and that's put a strain on their relationship.
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Corporate insiders are selling more stock in the companies they run than usual

Sep 24, 2019
Maybe they're cashing in. Maybe they're worried.
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New overtime rule covers fewer workers than Obama version

Sep 24, 2019
Had the 2016 rule been instituted, roughly three times more workers would have been covered.
Under the new rule, employers will be required to pay overtime to employees making less than $35,568.
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An economist responds to Greta Thunberg

Sep 24, 2019
"I think she is cutting out a political path on which economists must now travel," said economist Ashoka Mody.
Youth Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
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Music from the episode

Tiger Joon Moon
Opposing Bodies Lymbyc Systym
I'm Ready - Remastered Freddie King
Into You TC Superstar
But You Blood Orange
Order of Operations Khruangbin

The team

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

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