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Feb 18, 2021

What you need to know about Biden’s immigration bill

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Plus: the proposed $350 billion aid package for state and local governments, mom and pop landlords facing a COVID crunch and why looks matter in economics.

Segments From this episode

How roadmap to citizenship would affect unauthorized immigrants and the economy

Feb 18, 2021
New immigration bill would reform family-based immigration and visa programs and provide protections from exploitation.
The new immigration bill includes protections for immigrant workers against exploitation. Above, marchers calling for economic relief and immigration reform in New York City in January.
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How will Walmart keep its sales growth going?

Feb 18, 2021
The giant retail chain received a big boost from the pandemic, but sales are starting to drop off.
Walmart's profits rely primarily on customer loyalty.
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Do looks matter for success in economics? Actually, they're pretty important.

Feb 18, 2021
The short answer is yes, but you should read the long answer too.
A recent working paper on the effect of attractiveness on the job outcomes of economists is the latest example of the economics profession reflecting on itself.
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Music from the episode

Blue Clouds Modeselektor
Right Words Wrong Time Carly Rae Jepsen
J-Boy Phoenix
Jungle Tash Sultana

The team

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