Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

Disability In Decline

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A long-term trend of Americans withdrawing from the workforce due to disability has gone into reverse.

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Dollars And Census

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The census is more than a headcount. It determines how federal dollars are spent and how districts are represented in Congress.

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Costly Care In America

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Americans spend more on healthcare than people in other high-income countries, and it's not because we use more of it.

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Dollars for Data

Monday, March 26, 2018

From Google Maps to Yelp to Instagram, the internet gives us access to all sorts of services without having to pay a cent. But are they really free?

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The Oil Rig Count

Friday, March 23, 2018

One of the best gauges of the state of the oil business is a pretty simple one: just count the drilling rigs.

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Trump vs. Trudeau: Both Right, Both Wrong

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Trump says we have a trade deficit with Canada. He's right... and he's also wrong.

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A Brief History of Tariffs

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The debate over tariffs is nothing new. In fact, it's as old as the country itself. A look at how the debate began.

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The Reinvention Of The IPO

Monday, March 19, 2018

Having disrupted the music business, Spotify is trying the same trick with the stock market.

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Calculated Risk, Calculated Caution

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bill McBride has been remarkably prescient about the big swings in the U.S. economy. And he's starting to get uneasy.

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The Uneven Effects Of Inflation

Friday, March 09, 2018

Inflation doesn't strike the whole economy evenly. Some things have been getting much more expensive, while others get cheaper.

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Cryptocurrencies Are Created All The Time. Meet Dogecoin

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Jackson Palmer started cryptocurrency dogecoin as a joke. To his surprise, it took off. That's partly why he is not optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies.

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The Most Important Economic Indicator That Everyone Ignored

Thursday, December 14, 2017

This week on All Things Considered, we're sharing a series of "Highly Specific Superlatives." Cardiff Garcia from NPR's podcast The Indicator talks about the most important economic indicator in 2017 that everyone ignored: global trade.

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When in Doubt, Attack the Numbers

Friday, March 17, 2017

The President and his supporters have been dismissing government statistics they disagree with, opening the doors for future attacks on independent agencies and their numbers.

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The Mystery of America's Vanishing Working-Age Men

Friday, June 24, 2016

Men between the ages of 25 and 54 are slowly vanishing from the country's workforce — and it’s been happening for decades.

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Cuba: The Race Is On

Friday, March 25, 2016

President Obama traveled to Cuba this week, the first visit by a U.S. President since 1928. What did his trip accomplish?

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Is the Fight for $15 the Good Fight?

Friday, July 31, 2015

It looks like fast food workers in New York are about to get a raise in minimum wage. LA and Seattle have already made the change. Does it help or harm workers in the long run?

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Does a U.S. Embassy in Cuba Change Its Economy?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Official embassies opened in Havana and Washington, D.C., this week. What does that mean for the Cuban economy?

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Robots May Drive Bigger Wedge Between Rich and Poor

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 21st century machine is presenting new economic challenges.

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Rubio And Clinton Start Out On The Same Economic Note

Friday, April 17, 2015

The two newest presidential candidates kicked off their campaigns with a strangely similar message this week: let's fight for the working class.

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Why Walmart Fought for LGBT Rights

Friday, April 03, 2015

CEOs from Fortune 500 companies were among the first to denounce recent religious freedom laws.

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