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When economists changed the world

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 4, 2019
Sometime in the middle of the 20th century, economists came to play a much bigger role in shaping public policy in America. It's had far-reaching consequences.
Thirty-thousand protesters march against Nixon's involvement in the Vietnam War in New York City in 1972. Economists helped to end the draft that so many Americans opposed.
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Why democratic leaders can't deliver long-term economic growth

by Kai Ryssdal, Bridget Bodnar, and Josie Fan Apr 24, 2018
Political leaders tend to favor short-term policies.
Storm clouds fill the sky over the U.S. Capitol Building, June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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The troubled relationship between politicians and economists

by Alan Blinder Mar 27, 2018
An excerpt from Princeton economics professor Alan Blinder's new book, "Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Politics and Economics Collide."
The House of Representatives and Senate have about a dozen working days to hammer out 12 separate spending bills. Above, the U.S. Capitol.
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Study: Less-educated white people face alarming mortality increases

by Mark Garrison Mar 23, 2017
There's an alarming increase in suicides among less-educated Americans, the Brookings Institution reports.
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Wetzel's Pretzels' CEO says minimum wage increase boosts business

by Sam Harnett Feb 17, 2017
Bill Phelps was surprised — and pleased — by his own data.
When the minimum wage was raised in California, Wetzels Pretzels found its sales also increased.
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Donald Trump and the Steves

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Aug 5, 2016
Donald Trump has chosen a slate of businessmen as his economic advisers.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his family acknowledge the crowd as balloons fall on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21. Trump announced his economic advisory team today.
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It's a good time to be an economist

by Sally Herships Jan 13, 2016
Job listings for economists Ph.D.s increased significantly in the last year.

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Why the jobs report only tells part of the story

by Adam Allington May 8, 2015
There’s more economists want to know.
Six Routes

Economist Jagdish Bhagwati on where to make it big

by Lizzie O'Leary Mar 20, 2015
Lizzie O'Leary talks to him about the common themes we found profiling six economies.
Final Note

Janet Yellen needs to work on her brand

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 10, 2015
Marketplace listeners are the 14 percent.