Why the Fed stays independent
Jul 8, 2019

Why the Fed stays independent

Plus: The race to make french fries stand up to delivery and making money off of carbon.

Segments From this episode

Deutsche Bank embarks on a major revamp, laying off thousands

Jul 8, 2019
Deutsche Bank’s planned layoffs come after years of scandals, along with economic headwinds that have made made banking in Europe difficult since the financial crisis.
A general view of Deutsche Bank in 2011 in London, England.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

British business seeks to cash in on carbon

Jul 8, 2019
British entrepreneurs scramble to make money from carbon emissions without causing further climate change.
Exhaust plumes from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Jaenschwalde, Germany.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Why is central bank independence so important, anyway?

Jul 8, 2019
Economist Arthur Laffer said the Fed should be "subjected to democracy." But what would that look like?
A view of the U.S.'s central bank, the Federal Reserve, in Washington D.C.
Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

The quest for french fries crisp enough to withstand delivery

Jul 8, 2019
The secret’s in the fry batter ... and the packaging.
Freshly cooked fries made by potato-processing giant Lamb Weston. The company has been working on ways to keep fries crisp during delivery.
Anna King/Northwest News Network

The smiley face business is booming thanks to the fashion industry

Jul 8, 2019
Wall Street Journal fashion editor Jacob Gallagher explains what's driving the million-dollar smiley face licensing business.
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2014 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Pa Pa Power Dead Man's Bones
City Music Kevin Morby
Jungle Tash Sultana
Darling Real Estate
Wuh Oh Stay Tuned
Kāma Maribou State

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II