What happens to our economy if we’re not a democracy?
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Also on today's program: where wage gains are outpacing rent increases and why cryptocurrencies sometimes mirror the stock market.
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“So much is good about the recovery,” said Wendy Edelberg of the Brookings Institution. Yet “we’re still in the midst of chaos.”
And new data shows that buying a place is more affordable than renting in some areas.
On Wednesday, the Nasdaq lost more than 3%. The S&P 500 sank nearly 2%. Cryptocurrencies fell, too. Is that all related?
Several indicators suggest that the economy is humming along. But recent surveys show, a growing number of people feel exactly the opposite.
The Sundance Film Festival, for example, just canceled in-person events two weeks before they were set to begin.
Power lines and equipment have sparked devastating blazes. Now companies are asked to take stock of their aging infrastructure.