Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

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.


3 Things You Didn't Know About LA

Monday, April 23, 2018

Los Angeles - it's not what you think.


Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal

Thursday, April 19, 2018

President Trump's objection to Amazon's deal with the Postal Service is based on dodgy data.


Lawn Chair Economics

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

China steals a lot of intellectual property from the U.S. The smartest thing for the U.S. to do in return might be ... nothing.


Tax Refunds, A Habitual Health Problem

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The way many Americans manage their taxes could be bad for their health.


Congress Does Not Compute

Friday, April 13, 2018

The percentage of congressional representatives with a background in computers: THREE


Unsung Indicators

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Our show goes old school in this episode and brings you three under-appreciated economic indicators about things that affect us all.


Deficit Attention Disorder

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The CBO projects the federal budget deficit could top 800 billion dollars this year... and reach a cool trillion by 2020. So ... what?


Tyler Cowen Rates America

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Data, the humanities, and the suburbs: Tyler returns for another round of Overrated vs. Underrated


Mind The Pay Gap

Monday, April 09, 2018

Women still make less than men in the U.S. Exactly how much less is not necessarily a straightforward question.


What To Make Of The Numbers From The March Jobs Report

Friday, April 06, 2018

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Cardiff Garcia, co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money, about Friday's jobs report. In it, the Labor Department cited a 4.1 percent unemployment rate.


Where The Jobs Are

Friday, April 06, 2018

Chinese tariffs could threaten more than 1.8 million American jobs.


Morbidity, Peak Child, And Collective Pessimism

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Five interesting facts about our world that you probably didn't know.


Stop, Collaborate, And Listen

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Cross-genre musical collaboration used be a small niche in the popular music scene. Today it's verging on domination.