Zillow puts the brakes on controversial house flipping
Oct 18, 2021

Zillow puts the brakes on controversial house flipping

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Also on today's show: understanding the two-tiered pay system at the heart of some labor strikes and author Jay Caspian Kang on Asian American identity.

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China's troubles at home weigh on growth

Oct 18, 2021
Energy problems, supply chain woes and a shaky real estate sector are slowing down Chinese GDP growth.
A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Shanghai. The giant Chinese economy is struggling with energy and real estate woes.
Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Why Zillow hit pause on buying houses

Oct 18, 2021
Zillow will instead focus on selling off its existing inventory. It could be a prudent move.
Two Zillow employees evaluate a home for possible purchase by Zillow in Lauderhill, Florida, in August 2019.
Joe Raedle via Getty Images

2-tiered wage systems test today's labor relations

Oct 18, 2021
In the 1980s, some companies paid new workers less than current workers. Now, employers are trying that system during a labor shortage.
A striking worker pickets a John Deere facility in Davenport, Iowa. The current labor shortage is making it harder to pay new workers less than those already employed.
Scott Olson via Getty Images

What does “Asian American” really mean?

Oct 18, 2021
An excerpt from “The Loneliest Americans,” a new book that explores Asian American identity by Jay Caspian Kang.
People protest hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Los Angeles. In “The Loneliest Americans,” author Jay Caspian Kang explores Asian American identity.
Mario Tama via Getty Images

Keeping the world's largest offshore wind farm on track

Oct 18, 2021
Ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, the BBC’s climate editor takes stock of one of the U.K.’s most promising green energies: wind.
Rough weather in the North Sea makes it a great place to install wind turbines.
BBC

"Our mental health is important as well," a social worker says

Oct 18, 2021
Macro social worker Jasmine Bolden discusses how social workers are often overworked and underpaid.
“When I worked on a micro level, and that’s just direct care, I was overwhelmed a lot,” says Jasmine Bolden, a macro social worker.
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Music from the episode

Dangerous (feat. Joywave) Big Data, Joywave
Lost Frank Ocean
Tej The So Ons
Bite Plastic Picnic
J-Boy Phoenix

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer