Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

How Movie Stars Control Their Macho Capital

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.


The U.S. Has Nearly 1.9 Billion Acres Of Land. Here's How It Is Used

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.


How 1 Farmer Navigates California's Strict Limit On Groundwater

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.


Flexible Workspaces Could Be The Future For More Americans In The Next Decade

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.


Catch The Wave: Commonalities Of Surfing And Finances

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.


6 Years After Japan Launched Its 'Womenomics' Policy Is It Working?

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."


Selling Dinosaur Bones On eBay

Thursday, May 02, 2019

What one eBay listing can tell us about the bustling market for dinosaur bones.


Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest

Monday, April 29, 2019

A report from Glassdoor reveals which industries have the starkest gender pay gaps.


Selling A T-Rex On eBay

Thursday, April 25, 2019

On eBay right now: A baby T-Rex. The price? $2.95 million.


Is Everything Awesome In The Economy?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The first few months of 2019 looked troubling. But now we seem to be on the upswing.


What Happened To U.S. Workers?

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?


Episode 907: Two Spring Indicators

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.


A Brief History Of Income Taxes

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Taxes have been around forever. But the income tax? In the U.S., it's relatively recent.


Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

There's a gap in career earnings between introverts and extroverts.


Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The story behind the first six keyboard letters are driven by economics.


Solving Problems Caused By International Trade

Friday, April 12, 2019

Free trade may solve problems for businesses transacting across borders, but it can make life painful for their workers.


How Trade Helps Explain Inequality

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Trade makes for peaceful relationships between nations, but gains for consumers and workers aren't spread evenly.


Trade War With Cheese: Trump's New EU Tariffs

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

A new round of U.S. tariffs could hit European wine, cheese, aircraft, and escargots.


How To Measure Happiness

Monday, April 08, 2019

The U.S. is one of the world's largest economies, but it lags when it comes to happiness: the World Happiness Report ranks America number 19.


Jobs Friday: Chillaxing Edition

Friday, April 05, 2019

Happy Jobs Friday! The economy is still adding jobs, unemployment remains low, and wage growth is fine. It's all good...right?