Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it will roll back Obama-era restrictions on payday loans, which can trap consumers in a debt cycle.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Both video games and television have radically improved in the past two decades. Have they also changed the way Americans spend their time?
Monday, February 25, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced payday regulations would be delayed. We look at the business of payday loans, and what it's like to get into a debt cycle with payday lenders.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Sadie Alexander was the first African-American to earn a PhD in economics. We think her contributions deserve another look.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tipping is ingrained in America's retail culture. And there's not much we can do to stop that.
Friday, February 15, 2019
President Trump asked Congress for funds to build an extension of the wall on the border with Mexico. Congress refused, so Trump declared a national emergency. But what does that mean?
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Today we answer listener questions about age discrimination; how work hours are counted; and whether the economy is running out of people to take jobs.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The 1937 agreement between GM and the United Auto Workers union ushered in a period of strength for organized labor. Today, labor is nowhere near as powerful as it used to be. What happened?
Monday, February 11, 2019
Economist Lisa Cook examined how race riots, lynchings, and segregation at the turn of the 20th century reduced the number of patents filed by African-Americans.
Friday, February 08, 2019
We're back for our annual tradition: Channeling another year's worth of jealousy and self-loathing into a whole episode just for you. Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
India's government has proposed a plan to pay some of the country's poorest farmers a guaranteed income. What would this mean for the country's economy?
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says inflation isn't a problem right now, and that the short term interest rate, at 2.5 percent, is right where it should be.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Parts of America are in the grip of a cold snap. Others are being drenched by rain. How do we measure the cost of extreme weather conditions? We called a scientist to find out.
Friday, February 01, 2019
Jobs: Is the economy creating enough of them? Are they paying more than they used to? Do people have the jobs they want? All this and more.
Friday, February 01, 2019
The trade dispute between the U.S. and China has economic impacts on both countries — including America's agricultural communities. A Georgia farmer's livelihood is on the front lines of the dispute.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
How the once fairly-stable business of public utilities is changing.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The Congressional Budget Office estimated the economic impact of the longest shutdown in history.
Monday, January 28, 2019
The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is supposedly an unabashed celebration of globalization. Not this year.
Friday, January 25, 2019
The shutdown is over... for now. Today on the Indicator, we talk to one of the 800,000 formerly-furloughed federal employees about his experience of the shutdown.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
An economics experiment that streamlines the application and financial aid process for low-income students.