Econ Extra Credit with David Brancaccio
The economic boom of the 19th century cannot be attributed to capitalism alone, according to professor Homa Zarghamee.
President Trump in Davos celebrated low- and middle-class gains. But staples of the blue-collar workforce, like manufacturing, are not faring well.
Oxford Economics says San Francisco will see the fastest economic growth over the next two years among U.S. cities, thanks to its strength in the tech sector.
"I think she is cutting out a political path on which economists must now travel," said economist Ashoka Mody.
Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org, says emphasis on continuous economic growth in the 20th century has backfired on us in the 21st century.
Annual growth in average hourly earnings has fallen back after hitting 3.4% in Feburary, a post-recession peak.
Analysts see the largest geopolitical risk coming from U.S.-China trade tensions.
A conversation with the IMF's chief economist about the lowest global growth rate since the financial crisis.
The OECD predicts lower growth than last year, from China to North America.
Christine Lagarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund, cautions that global growth is slowing down more than expected earlier. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.