Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

India's Poverty Paradox

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?

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The Fed's Sweet Spot For Interest Rates

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.

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Cold-o-nomics

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.

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The Jobs Friday 5

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.

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For Georgia Farmer, The Trade Tariffs Are Personal

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.

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Lights Out For PG&E?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

How the once fairly-stable business of public utilities is changing.

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How To Price A Government Shutdown

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Congressional Budget Office estimated the economic impact of the longest shutdown in history.

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Globalization At Davos: What Happened?

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.

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The End Of The Shutdown?

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.

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HAIL To College Access

Thursday, January 24, 2019

An economics experiment that streamlines the application and financial aid process for low-income students.

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When Tariffs Hit Home

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

How the trade war with China is playing out on one peanut farm in Georgia.

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R.I.P. Jack Bogle, Democratizer Of Investing

Thursday, January 17, 2019

John Clifton "Jack" Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Today we look back at his life and career.

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The Extremely Cautious Case For Extremely Mild Optimism

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Interest rates are higher, global growth is slowing, and the government is at an impasse. But there are also reasons for near-term optimism about the U.S. economy.

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Working Women: Why The U.S. Is Behind

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

When it came to the female labor force participation rate, America used to lead the world. But we've fallen behind. Today on the show: what happened?

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10,000 Economists Walk Into A Bar

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Which economic indicators do we pay too much attention to? Not enough? It's Overrated/Underrated: Economic Indicator edition

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Shutdown Economics

Friday, January 11, 2019

The U.S. partial government shutdown is on track to be the longest in history. Whatever its political consequences, the economic costs to the private sector will increase the longer it lasts.

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Why A Stellar Unemployment Report Isn't Always A Good Thing

Friday, January 11, 2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell and his two predecessors talk about the latest jobs report, and why they are not too worried about inflation — despite what the Phillips Curve may predict.

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U.S.-China Trade: Where Are We Now?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Today on The Indicator: an update on the trade spat between China and the U.S.

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Are We Ready For A Recession?

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Some signals on the economic dashboard are warning we could be heading for a downturn within a couple of years. Are we ready to fight off a recession?

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Don't Fear The Fear Index

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

2018 was one of the most volatile stock market years on record. And the market continues volatile today. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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