Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

Stacey And Cardiff Take On The Commencement Speech

Monday, May 21, 2018

Congrats, Class of 2018! Rather than listen to another meandering cliche-riddled commencement speech, let Stacey and Cardiff guide you through young-adult life with advice backed up by research.


Time Bandits

Friday, May 18, 2018

Timekeeping software is becoming the standard across the U.S. And it turns out, it can be used to steal workers' wages, a few minutes at a time.


SNAP Back To Reality

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Congress may soon expand work requirements for people who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But do these work requirements match the reality of work itself?


All Bets Are On

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Thanks to a recent Supreme Court decision, legal sports betting may be coming to a city near you.


Rising Rates Vs. The Housing Market

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Interest rates are on the rise for the first time in years. What that means for the housing market is far from obvious.


The Semiconductor Standoff

Monday, May 14, 2018

What one embattled smartphone-maker can tell us about China's plan to transform its economy


In Vino, Veritas by Numbers

Friday, May 11, 2018

Assigning a grade to a bottle of wine might seem counterintuitive, or even a little absurd, but wine scores have can have a big impact the people who sell wine — and the people who drink it.


Indicator and Beyond

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

It's the 100th Indicator! To celebrate, we look to the future... and to alternate futures. The Indicator takes a break from economics to tackle infinity.


The Good, The Bad and The Tax Cuts

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The corporate tax cut passed in December was supposed to compel businesses to boost investment. Is it working, or are companies just passing the savings on to their owners?


The 'I' Of The LIBOR

Monday, May 07, 2018

The LIBOR interest rate was at the center of a huge international scandal back in 2012. Regulators believed it had to replaced. But is that even possible?


Episode 839: The Indicator Goes To California

Friday, May 04, 2018

California is way more than Hollywood. Today on the show, we look at what else is going on in this powerhouse state economy.


The Perks Of Counting The Wallflowers

Friday, May 04, 2018

It's jobs day! But the unemployment number might not be the most important thing to watch.


Baby Bubbles

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Housing markets are hot. But are they bubblicious?


Worker Shortage Hurts California's Agriculture Industry

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Dollar for dollar, California is the biggest agriculture economy in the country. And lately, farmers in the state have been struggling with a new problem: A shortage of workers during harvest season.


Aging Up

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Most people think the best time to start a business is when you're young.


The Only Prescription Is More Transparency

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Healthcare is expensive. Transparency in pricing might make it cheaper.


Inflation Target Acquired

Monday, April 30, 2018

The Federal Reserve has hit its inflation target. Now comes the hard part - staying at two percent.


California's Housing Conundrum

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Almost everyone in California agrees that there's not enough housing in the state. But no one wants building in their backyard.


The Farm Labor Drought

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Water isn't the only shortage California farmers are worried about. There's a labor drought, too.


When China's Ships Come In

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A spat over tariffs is giving California ports pause.