Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

The Ins & Outs Of The Minimum Wage

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The minimum wage is a contentious issue. Some claim it's a job killer. But what does the research show?

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Recession Indicators, Pt 2

Monday, November 19, 2018

Wondering whether we're poised to tip into a recession? The jobs market may point the way.

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Recession Indicators, Pt 1

Friday, November 16, 2018

Are we heading into a recession? The Conference Board's Leading Indicator has ten ways to tell.

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The Lucky Country

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years. Good policy? Or just good luck?

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Oil Up, Oil Down

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The decline in the oil price since the end of October has been stunning in its depth and speed, and follows more than a year of climbing. What changed?

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Recession Suppression Needs Policy Aggression

Monday, November 12, 2018

The next global economic downturn could be even harder to reverse than the last one.

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Short Sellers' Impact On Markets

Friday, November 09, 2018

Short sellers — investors who bet against companies — get a bad rap, but research suggests they help keep markets running smoothly.

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Your Lifetime Value Score

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

You may not know it, but companies are silently scoring you... and using that score to figure out how to treat you.

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Stacey And Cardiff Answer To The People

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

We answer questions from our listeners and issue a couple of mea culpas.

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Ode On A Grecian Tax

Monday, November 05, 2018

Taxes get a bad reputation, but they were central to the formation of representative government, says financial historian William N. Goetzmann.

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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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