As co-host of Planet Money, Alex Blumberg is making a t-shirt (well, about one thousand of them) – and bringing listeners on the complicated global odyssey behind the production of the basic cotton tee. In a series of reports airing on All Things ConsideredandMorning Edition ...
It's estimated that over $3 billion was spent on lobbying efforts last year. On this week's Please Explain, Alex Blumberg from NPR's Planet Money describes how lobbying works, the role that all that money plays in politics, and what kind of influence that money buys. Call us at 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave them in a comment below!
Planet Money’s Alex Blumberg of This American Life and NPR international business and economics correspondent Adam Davidson take another look at the financial crisis -- bad banks, toxic assets and taxpayer bailouts.
Budgets, bank bail-outs, stimulus spending – big numbers are at stake. Planet Money’s Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg talk about their latest special, “Bad Bank” and Politifact’s Bill Adair fact-checks the debate over all those dollars. Plus, managing the mayhem at a Brooklyn car service.
In the latest installment of 30 Issues in 30 Days: both candidates say they support pay equity—but how would they implement it? And what does equal pay for equal work really mean to each of them? Plus: a conversation with former Goodyear manager Lilly Ledbetter. The overturning of her pay ...
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