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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who loses most from the Greek rescue deal?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

On Monday Athens was given a long list of economic reforms it needed to implement in return for another EU bailout. Was it a humiliation for the Greeks or a capitulation by the Germans? Gideon Rachman and Wolfgang Munchau discuss who was the biggest loser.

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Episode 637: The Last Euro In Greece

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Greece's monetary system is in crisis right now, and the government is closing the financial pipes. The effects are widespread and weird.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe's moment of decision on Greece

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Is this week finally the one when Greece defaults on its debts and crashes out of the euro? Gideon Rachman is joined by Henry Foy and Ferdinando Giugliano to discuss an apparent hardening of opinion among Europe's politicians towards Greek appeals for debt relief.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Puerto Rico's "Unpayable" Debt

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. talks about Puerto Rico's debt and what he'd like to see from leaders in Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Puerto Rico in Debt; Prison Manhunt Prompts FBI Investigation; Stephen Fry

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

De Blasio lashes out at Cuomo; New Jersey's GOP field; your neighborhood policing; Puerto Rico's debt; FBI investigates prison security; actor and comedian Stephen Fry.

WNYC News

Bond Market Braces as Puerto Rico Faces "Not Payable" Debt

Monday, June 29, 2015

Puerto Rico's governor says the island faces a "death spiral" as it confronts $72 billion in debt.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What happens if Greece defaults?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Is Greece about to default on its debts and if so, what happens next? Gideon Rachman and his guests Tony Barber and Martin Sandbu discuss what has gone wrong between Greece and its eurozone creditors and whether the political rifts can be repaired.

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The Takeaway

Greek Finance Advisor: Exit Would Lead to Big Problems for E.U.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Central banks around the world are preparing for Greece's exit from the Eurozone after negotiators failed to reach an agreement on economic reforms and debt restructuring.

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The Takeaway

Inside Greece’s Troubled Debt Negotiations

Friday, June 12, 2015

Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund called off its latest round of negotiations with Greece over its crippling debt. We look at what's ahead for Greece.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "I'm Defaulting on My Student Loans" Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court's "Jerusalem passport" ruling, Hillary Clinton's electoral strategy, and the crushing burden of student debt. The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST. And by the University of California, committed to advancing our world through discovery. Learn more at universityofcalifornia.edu. The University of California—the power of public. And by Blue Apron, the new service that delivers all the ingredients you need to make incredible meals at home. Farm-fresh ingredients are perfectly portioned and come with an easy to follow recipe card, so you can create a delicious meal in 35 minutes or less. Discover a better way to cook.  Visit BlueApron.com/gabfest to get your first two meals free. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus. Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: The Eurozone Crisis

Sunday, June 07, 2015

European leaders are once again trying to hash out an agreement with Greece to resolve its debt crisis. If a deal isn’t reached, Greece could leave, or be removed from, the Eurozone. That could trigger an even bigger crisis—one that could easily spill over to the U.S.  British historian Adam Tooze says this is about the future of Europe, the ongoing struggles of capitalist economies, and the fate of the American Empire.    

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Will Italy's regional poll results weaken Renzi's reforms?

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The government of Matteo Renzi has done badly in regional elections. Gideon Rachman and guests discuss whether his reformist project is now in trouble and what that would mean for the rest of Europe.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Will ‘Contract with America’ Reduce Monopoly Capitalism?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Policy proposals to lower interest rates, increase employment, and bring money back to the middle class.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Greece on the brink

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Greece is said to be about to run out of money and yet there's no sign of a deal with its creditors. Gideon Rachman is joined by Martin Sandbu and Kerin Hope to discuss whether a further crisis can be avoided.

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Death, Sex & Money

Brooklyn Left Me Broke, But I Came Back

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Heidi Reinberg left New York after thirty years because she was priced out of her Brooklyn apartment. A year later, she's back in her old neighborhood, with a 25 year-old roommate.

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Episode 612: The Indicator Strikes Back

Friday, March 20, 2015

Look at the numbers today, and things seem promising for the economy. Jobs and home prices are up. But look under the hood, and you see that in a lot of ways the crisis is still with us.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 'University of Everywhere'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, looks at changes in college education (rising cost, debt, moocs) and what that means for the future.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Will the Greek election reignite the eurozone crisis?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Snap elections are being held in Greece later this month in which the radical left Syriza party is expected to come out on top. Gideon Rachman is joined by Kerin Hope, Athens correspondent, and Tony Barber, Europe Editor, to discuss the implications for Greek debt restructuring and the eurozone.

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Episode 587: Jubilee! (?)

Friday, December 05, 2014

Iceland is trying out an idea from the Bible. What happens, when you just wipe debt clean?

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WNYC News

After Bankruptcy, Banks Still Go After Some Debts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In what's been likened to a hostage situation, some banks are still extracting payments from debtors who've already filed for bankruptcy, according to the New York Times.

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