Stacey Vanek Smith

Stacey Vanek Smith appears in the following:

The New Bond Villain

Friday, April 20, 2018

Concerns about the yield on the 10-year Treasury note going above three percent are overblown.


Amazon vs Trump Goes Postal

Thursday, April 19, 2018

President Trump's objection to Amazon's deal with the Postal Service is based on dodgy data.


Lawn Chair Economics

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

China steals a lot of intellectual property from the U.S. The smartest thing for the U.S. to do in return might be ... nothing.


Tax Refunds, A Habitual Health Problem

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The way many Americans manage their taxes could be bad for their health.


The Loan Ranger

Monday, April 16, 2018

Most people think you can't get rid of student loans in bankruptcy. Turns out most people are wrong.


Episode 835: Tariffied

Friday, April 13, 2018

We're in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of Chinese tariffs on American products. It gets weird...and delicious.


Congress Does Not Compute

Friday, April 13, 2018

The percentage of congressional representatives with a background in computers: THREE


Unsung Indicators

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Our show goes old school in this episode and brings you three under-appreciated economic indicators about things that affect us all.


Should Social Media Companies Pay Us For Our Data?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A lot of us are OK with giving away our data because it makes our life easier. But some experts say that we should be getting even more for it.


Deficit Attention Disorder

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The CBO projects the federal budget deficit could top 800 billion dollars this year... and reach a cool trillion by 2020. So ... what?


Mind The Pay Gap

Monday, April 09, 2018

Women still make less than men in the U.S. Exactly how much less is not necessarily a straightforward question.


Where The Jobs Are

Friday, April 06, 2018

Chinese tariffs could threaten more than 1.8 million American jobs.


Morbidity, Peak Child, And Collective Pessimism

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Five interesting facts about our world that you probably didn't know.


Stop, Collaborate, And Listen

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Cross-genre musical collaboration used be a small niche in the popular music scene. Today it's verging on domination.


The Original Bailout

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

In 1907, America's financial system ran into trouble. Trust in financial institutions evaporated, and contagion swept through the economy. Then John Pierpont Morgan stepped in.


China, Tariffs, And The Hogs Of War

Monday, April 02, 2018

The tariffs China just imposed on American-made items will cost the U.S. about 3 billion dollars a year. That's not much to the nation, but it's a big deal if you make one of the products on the list.


Disability In Decline

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A long-term trend of Americans withdrawing from the workforce due to disability has gone into reverse.


Dollars And Census

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The census is more than a headcount. It determines how federal dollars are spent and how districts are represented in Congress.


Costly Care In America

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Americans spend more on healthcare than people in other high-income countries, and it's not because we use more of it.


Dollars for Data

Monday, March 26, 2018

From Google Maps to Yelp to Instagram, the internet gives us access to all sorts of services without having to pay a cent. But are they really free?