Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:
Friday, October 18, 2019
The most recent retail sales numbers suggest American consumers are pulling back. Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy and revealed some big flaws in the business model known as fast fashion.
Friday, October 11, 2019
The now-defunct budget airline WOW got Iceland hooked on tourism. The island nation's economy was reshaped by the tourism boom, and WOW's bankruptcy is changing things again.
Friday, October 04, 2019
For decades, the costs of education and health care have climbed far faster than other goods. The Baumol Effect is an oft-overlooked and underappreciated economic theory that explains why.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Lazy. Coddled. Afraid of Adulthood. These adjectives are often used to describe millennials. But are they accurate?
Thursday, September 26, 2019
E-commerce set out to change the way we shopped. But increasingly, online stores are opening up physical stores as a way to attract more sales. This new trend is called clicks to bricks.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Amazon is opening new stores — in the real world. And in true Big Tech fashion the experience is meant to emphasize convenience. All you need to do is walk in, grab your stuff, and go.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
As the 2020 elections come into focus, candidate ads asking for campaign donations are hard to miss. But does more money mean more votes?
Thursday, September 05, 2019
The horn of a rhinoceros can go for more than $100,000 on the black market. For poachers, the rhino is a walking gold mine. Can the plight of rhinos be solved by using capitalism?
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Hollywood action stars like Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson are protecting their "toughness" by negotiating to prevent their characters from getting beaten up. They star in a Fast & Furious spinoff.
Friday, July 26, 2019
The U.S. is a big place, nearly 1.9 billion acres. Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia from NPR's daily economics podcast, The Indicator, look at how all that land is divvied up.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
New rules in California governing groundwater usage have pushed farmers to experiment with some innovative techniques, including developing micro markets for water.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
WeWork has been cropping up in cities all over the world. And now, it's planning to go public. More and more Americans are expected to work from flexible workspaces over the next decade.
Friday, May 31, 2019
In recent years, technology, education and government regulation have helped make the sport of surfing and finance less risky. Both have a lot in common and teach us a lot about risk.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Women have long been an untapped economic resource in Japan. Six years ago Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to change that by introducing a policy of "womenomics."
Thursday, May 02, 2019
What one eBay listing can tell us about the bustling market for dinosaur bones.
Monday, April 29, 2019
A report from Glassdoor reveals which industries have the starkest gender pay gaps.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
On eBay right now: A baby T-Rex. The price? $2.95 million.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The first few months of 2019 looked troubling. But now we seem to be on the upswing.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The share of people aged 25 to 54 in the labor force has fallen in the past couple of decades. What happened?
Friday, April 19, 2019
A trade war with China—and a hurricane—make peanut farmers miserable. And we look at the World Happiness Report for 2018.