Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

Messy Desks, Light Bulbs & Dune

Monday, August 13, 2018

We play overrated/underrated with Tim Harford, author of 'Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy.' We talk messy desks, light bulbs and Dune, the board game.


Privacy Please: Why Public Companies Go Private (Or Vice Versa)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Today on the Indicator: why companies decide to be publicly-traded or privately-owned. It's all about control. And money.


For These Workers, Tariffs Are More Than An Abstract Concept

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Tariffs are an abstract economic concept to most people, but to the workers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection inside a mostly unnoticed building in Newark, N.J., tariffs are precise, specific and tangible.


The OG Yield Curve Whisperer

Thursday, August 09, 2018

A conversation with Campbell Harvey, whose 1986 thesis first explained how the yield curve could predict the direction of the economy.


Trickle-Down Economics: Pricing H2O

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

What's the best way to price water in a drought, to ensure people get what they need without breaking the bank?


Sanctions, Iran, And The Battle Over SWIFT

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Today on the Indicator: How a small Belgian company wields enormous influence in global finance and diplomacy.


Beating The Clock On Jobs (Summer) Friday

Friday, August 03, 2018

Five indicators in five minutes — Let's gooooooooo!


Grey Poupon And The Cultural Divide

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Income inequality in the U.S. has been climbing for a while. Has it also been accompanied by a widening cultural gap between rich and poor?


What A Tariff Looks Like

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

What happens when a new tariff gets put in place? To really see the action, you have to go to Newark, New Jersey.


What's In Your Paycheck?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The pace of wage growth is one of the best indicators of economic health. But it can be measured with different methods. Each method tells a slightly different story about how the economy is doing.


Putin Vs. Russia's Economy

Monday, July 30, 2018

Russia has had a huge presence in the news lately. But its economy... not so huge. It's smaller than the economy of Texas. Today on the show, we look at what's been holding it back.



Friday, July 27, 2018

The GDP got all sorts of attention today. The U.S. economy grew at a stellar rate of 4.1% in the second quarter. But what does that mean? And will it continue?


Economists Are Uneasy About 2 Lagging Key Indicators

Friday, July 27, 2018

Despite low unemployment, the United States economy isn't in the clear. The personal savings rate and real wages, which are waged adjusted for inflation, are not as good as they could be.


When Oracles Err

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Three legends in their respective fields, three disastrous investment mistakes.


The Diamond-Water Paradox

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Diamond-Water Paradox poses the question: If we need water to survive and we don't need diamonds, why are diamonds expensive and water cheap?


Trump Vs. The Fed, Or Trump Vs... Trump?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

President Trump broke with tradition by lamenting that rising rates are keeping the dollar strong and the trade deficit wide. But rising rates and a stronger dollar are the results of his own agenda.


Google's Mobile Monopoly

Monday, July 23, 2018

The European Commission just slapped Google with a $5 billion fine for abusing its Android monopoly. How did it create the alleged monopoly? By making Android free.


Explaining The 'Yield Curve'

Friday, July 20, 2018

Can the yield curve predict recession, or is it a dated model? Planet Money explains.


Three Indicators To Keep A (Side)eye On

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Three worrying indicators to keep an eye on — less complicated than the yield curve, but something you can talk about at the water cooler.


Trade Wars And The Batman Problem

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It may be too late to avoid a trade war between the U.S. and China, but there might be a simple way to stop the trade wars of the future.