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Debt

Episode 559: Detroit's Water Bill

Friday, August 08, 2014

Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get people to pay their bills.

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The World

The new Argentine debt crisis resurrects painful memories and fears of economic disaster

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Argentina defaulted for the second time in 13 years after last-ditch talks with US hedge funds collapsed. Many Argentines worry that unless a deal is reached, another default could crash the peso and lead to inflation and unemployment.

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The Takeaway

Proposal Looks to Ease the Burden of Student Debt

Monday, June 09, 2014

President Obama is issuing an executive order today ensuring that young people who take out federal loans have their loan payments capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Debt and the Great Recession

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Atif Mian argues that the Great Recession was caused by a large run-up in household debt followed by a large drop in household spending.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

War and Gold

Thursday, May 29, 2014

War-waging and financial debt have long been intertwined, and Kwasi Kwarteng looks at the history from the French Revolution to the emergence of modern-day China.

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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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Life of the Law

A Criminal Debt

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

It’s not unusual at all to leave prison anywhere across the country owing fees, fines, or other costs to the local court. The city of Philadelphia alone is trying to collect some $1.5 billion in judicial debt owed back to days of the Nixon Administrati...

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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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