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Episode 527: The Amazing Shrinking Economy Might Stop Shrinking

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Greece, the country we all worried might take down the euro and Europe, may finally be ready to turn around.

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All Things Considered

'The Numbers Are Getting Better, The People Are Getting Worse'

Friday, March 21, 2014

Greece's economy is expected to rebound this year. But for one couple living in Athens, things don't feel better.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

College Competition and Student Loan Debt

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Laura Newland examines the hypercompetitive battle for internships and the economic pressures—student loans, the daunting cost of graduate degrees, high unemployment—at the nation’s elite universities. She argues that these economic pressures have fueled a Wall Street recruiting machine that is winning over the best and the brightest. In Chasing Zeroes: The Rise of Student Debt, the Fall of the College Ideal, and One Overachiever’s Misguided Pursuit of Success, she writes about her own experiences with college debt and the lure of finance, and looks at higher education and the tension between ambition and debt.

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Transportation Nation

Bankruptcy of Bike Share Company Will Not Immediately Affect Systems in U.S. Cities

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WAMU

Montreal's bike share company, which also supplies equipment and technology to the largest bike share systems in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy—but transportation officials in the U.S. say that won't have any immediate impact on operations.

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What Happened To Those TV Ads For Payday Loans?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Regulators are cracking down on payday loans, leading some companies like Western Sky to shut down their loan operations.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: "Was That the Alamo or the Battle of the Bulge?" Edition

Friday, October 18, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The why and wherefore of the end of the shutdown. Plus, what Facebook's new policy means for teenagers.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 15, Veering Around Madly

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Slate's David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Matt Yglesias discuss the looming debt ceiling crisis as the shutdown enters its third week.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 14, Deal or No Deal?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the potential fiscal crisis deal emerging in talks between the Sentae's Democratic and GOP leaders.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: "Do You Believe in the Devil?" Edition

Friday, October 11, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Shutdown continues, Justice Scalia speaks, and campaign finance gets a Supreme hearing.

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Money Talking

What Happens If Uncle Sam Can't Pay the Bills?

Friday, October 11, 2013

The federal government could default on its debt if it does not increase the amount of money it can borrow by October 17. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 10, Shutdown Corner

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mike Pesca and Slate's Dave Weigel discuss a Republican proposal to end the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 9, Glimmers of Hope?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Slate's David Plotz and Dave Weigel discuss possible movement in the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 8 of the Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Slate's David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss the various legal arguments for Obama to take executive action on the debt ceiling.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 7 of the Government Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the escalating war or words between Democrats and Republicans, and a new poll that looks especially bad for the GOP.

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NYT Excerpt: The Slow Bleed

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In his New York Times Magazine column this week, Adam Davidson writes about the implications of another close call on the debt ceiling.

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Episode 475: What Happened To Detroit's Big Plans?

Friday, July 26, 2013

On today's show, we go see what happened to all the big dreams Detroit has had over the years.

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The Takeaway

Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, But City Residents Remain Resilient

Friday, July 19, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that the city of Detroit would be filing for bankruptcy today. This bankruptcy petition would seek to protect the Motor City from creditors who are owed over $18 billion dollars. While the city government may be going bankrupt, Detroit residents are picking up the slack. The Takeaway talks with Craig Fahle, Host of WDET's the Craig Fahle Show and Amy Peterson, a Detroit resident who won a local competition that supports creative local projects aimed at social change.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joseph Stiglitz on Debt

Monday, April 29, 2013

Economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz discusses public debt and argues that concerns over debt are crowding out the relief and recovery policies that the United States—and other nations facing debt problems—needs. Stiglitz was chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and served as senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank, and his most recent book is The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future.

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Episode 357: How Much Should We Trust Economics?

Friday, April 19, 2013

This week, a grad student found a simple error in one of the most famous economics studies of the past several years. Should this change the way we think about economic research?

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The Takeaway

Some People in Washington Are Taking the Trillion Dollar Coin Seriously

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Some pundits, including New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, have proposed minting a trillion dollar coin as a way for Democrats to avoid a debt ceiling fight with Republicans. Is the proposal legal? Is anyone taking it seriously? Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, explains.

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