Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

How Companies Cope (With A Tight Labor Market)

Friday, November 02, 2018

Wage growth has (finally) been accelerating, but what else are companies doing to bid for workers?

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Why Ecuador Uses The Dollar

Thursday, November 01, 2018

One of our youngest listeners asked us why Ecuador changed its currency to U.S. dollars, so we found out!

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What It's Like To Be On The Blacklist In China's New Social Credit System

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

China is piloting a new social credit system, calculated from financial transactions and daily behavior. NPR's The Indicator learns what it's like to be on the country's list of untrustworthy people.

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Paranormal Profits

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Horror movies are good business. Scary good. They are more likely to be profitable than any other kind of movie. Today on the show, we look at why.

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China Tests A 'Social Credit Score'

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

China is testing a new plan to make it easier for citizens do business, but also to help them trust each other more. It's called the social credit score.

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Episode 871: Blacklisted In China

Friday, October 26, 2018

China is trying a bold experiment to help people trust each other more: The social credit score. Will it work? Does it go too far?

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Lotteries And Happiness

Friday, October 26, 2018

We assume that winning the lottery will make us happier. In some ways it does, in others — not so much.

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Planet Money: Netflix And Amazon Stream In India

Friday, October 26, 2018

Amazon and Netflix are trying to take India's streaming market. But so far, success in the country has proved elusive.

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Difficulty With The Deficit

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The deficit normally shrinks when the economy is strengthening, but not now.

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The Rise Of The Machines

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In just six years, robots could achieve parity with humans in the workplace, with machines working the same number of hours as people.

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Of Wages And Warehouses

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Warehouse jobs are growing even faster than the rest of the booming labor market. Are they good jobs?

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Short Shrift For Short Sellers

Monday, October 22, 2018

Short sellers get a bad rap. Sometimes with good reason. But overall, they're an inevitable and useful part of a healthy financial system.

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Tears For Sears

Friday, October 19, 2018

A storied American retailer has filed for bankruptcy.

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Gross Dank Product

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Just because marijuana is now legal in Canada doesn't mean the market for it is easily quantifiable.

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A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Supplemental Poverty Report provides a more accurate and nuanced picture of poverty in America

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Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tyler Cowen rates Nobel prizes, blogs, and the importance of weirdness in conversation

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The Economics of Apologies

Friday, October 12, 2018

Turns out nothing says 'I'm sorry' like cold, hard cash

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The Cost Of Corn Is Down, So Why Did The Cost Of Fritos At The White House Go Up?

Friday, October 12, 2018

NPR's daily economics podcast, The Indicator, sets out to solve a market mystery: why has the price of Fritos gone up in the White House press corps vending machine, despite a decrease in the cost of corn?

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China's Brave New World

Thursday, October 11, 2018

China is piloting a so-called social credit system, which allots every citizen a certain number of points. If you do the "right thing" you can extra points. If you don't, you can lose points.

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Life On China's Blacklist

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

In China, if you don't pay back your loans, you could end up on a blacklist. When you're on it, you can't get a credit card or a plane ticket. Today on the show, we talk with someone on the blacklist.

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