Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

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.


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?