Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The crisis in Venezuela continues to deepen, with nationwide blackouts hitting the country again this week. Today, we talk to a Caracas-based economist about what's happening in her country.
Friday, March 22, 2019
The latest edition of "Overrated, Underrated" with economist Tyler Cowen.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Venezuelans are starving because there isn't enough food. But the country has so much fertile land, water, and sunshine — shouldn't it be a farmer's paradise?
Friday, March 15, 2019
The scandal that dominated the news this week involved parents paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their kids into the right college. But what is a college degree really worth?
Thursday, March 14, 2019
A lot of money is pouring into the global diamond industry, but demand for diamonds has been less than lustrous of late. But, at the same time, money has been pouring into the industry. Why?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Economics looks at how we make decisions in a world of scarce resources. What happens when the scarce resource is our attention?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Dollar stores thrived during the economic downturn--opening thousands of locations across the country. They were recession-proof...but are they recovery-proof?
Friday, March 08, 2019
The most common jobs for men and the most common jobs for women tend to be different — and this separation has big effects for everyone.
Friday, March 08, 2019
Over the last decade, China has changed a lot — still, old ideas about the economy persist. Our podcast team from "The Indicator from Planet Money" — clears up mistaken beliefs.
Monday, March 04, 2019
Five things that a lot of people get wrong about the world's second largest economy - and what robots and zombies have to do with it.
Friday, March 01, 2019
"Neoliberalism" has become a loaded term.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Tomorrow is the day the U.S. hits its debt limit. What happens if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling?
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?