Sunday, September 20, 2015
According to one estimate, roughly a third of America's workers are employed by the on-demand economy. While that figure does include Uber drivers, i's certainly not limited to participants of the sharing economy. Freelancers, adjunct professors, and independent contractors all fall into that category as well. Economist Guy Standing says all these part-time and temporary employees are creating a new economic class, which he calls the Precariat.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Leading fantasy football companies are now valued at over a billion dollars, and some say what started as fun with friends has evolved into gambling.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Although the deal agreed with the IMF and creditors fell short of the debt relief Ukrainians wanted, it averted default and gave the war-torn country hope for a fresh start, report Elaine Moore, Roman Olearchyk and Neil Buckley. But its worries are far from over
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Rising violence in eastern Ukraine has prompted the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine to convene an emergency summit to try to halt the fighting; at the same time Kiev's negotiations with its creditors are reaching a critical point. Ben Hall discusses the twin crises with Neil Buckley and Elaine Moore
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Puerto Rico's governor says the island faces a "death spiral" as it confronts $72 billion in debt.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Show notes at slate.com/gabfest
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Policy proposals to lower interest rates, increase employment, and bring money back to the middle class.
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