The Indicator from Planet Money
A little show about big ideas. From the people who make
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FEB 26, 2021
Unemployment Insurance And Vaccines: Who's Left Behind?
Two of the most important ways the government is supporting Americans right now is through distributing vaccines and providing unemployment insurance. But are there cracks in the system?
FEB 25, 2021
2021: The Year Of The Recovery?
2020 was a horrific year for the economy. We're hoping 2021 will be better, but will it? We discuss 3 indicators that suggest this year is shaping up to be better than last year.
FEB 24, 2021
The $1,000 Power Bill
The recent winter storm caused thousands of Texans to see their power bill climb to hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Can economics explain what happened?
FEB 23, 2021
Seeking Refuge On The Open Road
Living on the open road is more than just an Instagram photo opportunity; for many it's both an economic necessity and a countercultural movement. Just ask Bob Wells, the evangelist of nomad life.
FEB 22, 2021
Alabama: The Newest Union Battleground
Amazon workers in Alabama are voting on whether to form the company's FIRST U.S. union. We explain how the union has succeeded in getting this far, and the potential ramifications of the vote.
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