The Indicator from Planet Money


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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons....Show More
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09:39 | Jun 19th, 2018

Venezuela's economy has collapsed, and the normal economic indicators have gotten so bad they're almost unfathomable. So one economist created an indicator to capture the awful human cost.

09:59 | Oct 3rd

The tourism explosion in Iceland helped the tiny island recover from the 2008 financial crisis, but did the tourism industry grow too big, too fast?
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07:39 | Aug 20th

China is the world's biggest rice producer. So why did China agree to buy two shipping containers of rice from the U.S.?

09:54 | Jul 22nd

Jared Bernstein has a shortlist of economic ideas that he thinks his colleagues have been getting wrong for decades.

09:58 | Jun 4th

Co-working spaces might just be the future of work. Take WeWork. It's been cropping up in cities all over the world--borrowing billions to fuel its growth. Now, it's planning to go public.
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