economics

Calculating the Costs of the Longest Government Shutdown in History

Calculating the Costs of the Longest Government Shutdown in History

By some estimates, the shutdown will soon cost as much as the President has requested for his wall. 

Having to Pay $12 for a Gallon of Gas Sparks Deadly Protests Across Zimbabwe

The outcry for the price hike comes six months after the after the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who promised “radical economic reforms to attract investment” at his inauguration.

How Fuel Theft Led to Mexico's Gas Crisis

Fuel thieves have been tapping into pipelines throughout Mexico. The newly-elected President has a plan to stop them. Will it work?

What the Gillette Ad Says About the Changing Social Landscape 

Gillette said they “expected debate.” And they sure got it.

Guests:

Steve Liesman

Andrew Meldrum

Patrick McDonnell

Josh Weltman

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Calculating the Costs of the Longest Government Shutdown in History

Wild Swings on Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession

Wild Swings on Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession

The stock market is not the economy, and the economy is not the stock market. Yet the recent volatility is a troubling sign.

How Pediatricians Hope to Stop More Child Deaths on US-Mexico Border

Pediatrics professor Dr. Marsha Griffin has researched conditions in federal custody alongthe border.

By the Book on the Advice to Keep and the Advice to Ditch for the New Year

Kristen and Jolenta share the advice that's stuck with them, and the advice they've ignored over the past year. 

Guests:

Chris Farrell

Campbell Harvey 

Dr. Marsha Griffin

Jolenta Greenberg 

Kristen Meinzer

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Wild Swings on Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession

The Gun Talk: How to Broach the Topic of School Shootings With Your Children

In the wake of another tragedy, this time at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 people were killed, parents are trying to figure out how to have the gun talk with their kids. Conversations range from how to interact safely with firearms to a review of where to hide and how to protect yourself if a shooter enters your school. The Takeaway starts the conversation with an introduction to "The Gun Talk." Plus, we look at a new Supreme Court decision that may have wide-ranging consequences for employees, and a new report detailing the lack of diversity in America's newsrooms.

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The Gun Talk: How to Broach the Topic of School Shootings With Your Children

Poverty Touches Not Just Pocketbooks, but Mental Health

Studies show that where one falls on the wealth ladder is directly correlated with health outcomes. And though the U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world, where that wealth falls is getting increasingly uneven. The consequences of this uneven distribution are changing how people go about their lives, and even the status of their health. The Takeaway examines these consequences that poverty and financial stress can imprint on a young person's psyche. Plus, we review the case of Junot Díaz, whose culpability for a string of sexual transgressions is being litigated by the public; and a review of congressional testimony that sought to better understand how Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political consultancy firm, operated.

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Poverty Touches Not Just Pocketbooks, but Mental Health

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Sports Gambling

On Monday, the Supreme Court paved the way for states to begin legalizing sports betting. In a landmark decision, the court struck down a federal law passed by Congress in 1992 known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The act had previously banned sports gambling in almost all states across the country. The court’s decision was the result of a case brought by the state of New Jersey, but it has implications nationwide. The Takeaway looks at the future of sports betting in the wake of this decision. Plus, we examine the racial wealth disparity and legacy of wealth inequality that continue to dog attempts at remediation today; and we review the case of Johnny Lee Gates, an intellectually disabled black man convicted by an all-white jury 41 years ago based on flimsy evidence.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Sports Gambling