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RT @Robert_A_Berger: I learned a new word today--monopsony .Apple's Scary Buying Power And The Woman Who Named It https://n.pr/2FfZKbv (…
RT @paigemasten: “If the idea of monopoly were Beyoncé, then monopsony would be Solange. They’re close sisters, yet their styles are pretty…
Economic upward mobility used to be like an escalator. Now, for about a third of the workforce, it’s more like a moving walkway at the airport. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
FACT: Big cities like NYC, LA, and Seattle drive the U.S. economy. VERY REAL POSSIBILITY: Cities are, also, overrated. https://n.pr/2oXqqWs
Cities have become the economic engines of the United States. But, economically speaking, do they make sense for everyone? https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
Should we make a @planetmoney based on this thread y/n https://twitter.com/SuperMugatu/status/1139545059752337408
RT @elliswonk: My first full Planet Money episode just came out, and you should totally listen to it. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/14/732847076/episode-919-are-cities-overrated
Years ago, people without college degrees had an easier time working their way up in big cities, rising to non-service industry jobs. In 2019, things have changed. https://n.pr/2KOZpAl
At some gyms, more than half of members never set foot inside. Economically, this is a good thing. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
June is #NationalDairyMonth, so to celebrate, we give you: The story of government cheese. https://n.pr/31kEB9C
RT @BradyDale: I very much endorse the idea of the whole world moving to UTC https://twitter.com/planetmoney/status/1138058482769379328
RT @LaurenMLandau: I got to play a politician in this very gouda Planet Money video 🧀🇺🇸 https://twitter.com/planetmoney/status/1138420897285640192
Skip your workout today. Your gym will thank you. Really. https://n.pr/2oXqqWs
Don’t feel guilty. Your gym actually doesn’t want you to come that often. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
Scary, intimidating, bare-bones gyms used to be the norm. Meet the architect who gives them sleek, all-are-welcome makeovers, which are better for business. https://n.pr/2Zmt7R3
A cheese grader and his cheese grater. A classic Planet Money story about the government cheese program. https://n.pr/31kEB9C
What’s more American: Agriculture quotas or price floors? The folks behind the government cheese program had a strong opinion on it. https://n.pr/31kEB9C
The government manages a lot of things. Air and water quality, roads and bridges and once upon a time—a heckload of cheese. https://n.pr/31kEB9C
Who is ready for tonight’s game? 🏀 https://twitter.com/theindicator/status/1138216499439644676
In the early 1800s, time was much looser than it is today. Some clocks didn’t even have minute hands. But in 1883, a railroad bureaucrat changed time in the United States forever. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
A major battle in the 1800s came down to this: What time is it? And why? https://n.pr/2oXqqWs
A railroad bureaucrat in the 1800s usually gets credit for introducing time zones in the U.S. But a high school principal may have come up with the idea first. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
Time wasn’t synchronized in the early 1800s. For railroad passengers, this was really confusing. https://n.pr/2wIWXD6
RT @fitfulminion: In my cubicle I have a heating pad, an electric blanket, a regular blanket, a sweat shirt, a fleece vest, and a very nice…
Norway had industrial-sized freezers full of salmon. Japan loved sushi. The Japanese just needed to learn to love raw salmon. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
Eating raw salmon wasn’t a thing in Japan for a long time. Norway, of all places, figured out a way to change that. https://n.pr/2oXqqWs
RT @ailsachang: OMG aaaaaargh this made my entire week!!! Thank you ⁦@aliwong⁩ and ⁦@parkrandall⁩ for letting me and ⁦@jacobgoldstein⁩ gush…
Norway solved its fish surplus problem like this: Norway: Take 5,000 tons of salmon off our hands, please. Japan: Norway: Please? https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
Co-working spaces pro or con? We shall see... (Follow @TheIndicator if you're not already) https://twitter.com/theindicator/status/1136330383757336577
RT @theindicator: California’s deadliest wildfire destroyed the town of Paradise. Now residents are moving back...even though the area is s…
WeWork or NoWork? https://twitter.com/theindicator/status/1136021879574224897
People in Japan thought eating raw salmon was gross and dangerous. A Norwegian man changed this perception after A LOT of failed attempts. https://n.pr/2WqU8Gh
RT @theindicator: Tariffs and 🐄 https://twitter.com/planetmoney/status/1136035904550776838
Cars and electronics aren’t the only industries that are heavily integrated across the U.S.-Mexico border. Remember Ep #875??? Cross Border Beef! https://n.pr/2ESISHT
RT @mdc: listen to this bonkers episode of @planetmoney about the “Whistleblower Whisperer,” who is fascinating and incidentally speaks in…
As the gov’t looks into Big Tech, catch up on the origins of antitrust laws in America: https://n.pr/2WqueSP
A good teacher can increase the lifetime earnings of a class of 20 by $400,000, according to one estimate. What's the best way to get more good teachers? https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2019/06/04/729423163/what-economists-think-about-democrats-new-education-proposals
Democratic presidential candidates have unveiled their education proposals -- and it signals a dramatic shift in how party leaders view education reform https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2019/06/04/729423163/what-economists-think-about-democrats-new-education-proposals
RT @alexgoldmark: Gonna watch jeopardy tonight? Brush up with the @planetmoney episode on how James Holzhauer changed the game forever and…
The job hunt can really, really suck. But imagine a land where employers are practically begging to hire you. That place exists. It’s Ames, Iowa. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
Economist @hshierholz says unemployment is so low that workers are starting to feel the power of the “quit threat”. https://n.pr/2oXqqWs
Ames, Iowa has just 1.5% unemployment. This has left employers scrambling and employees with a lot of power. We head to Ames to see what the lowest unemployment rate in the country looks like. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
The labor market is like a dog on a leash. There’s slack, until suddenly there isn’t. https://n.pr/2I7MvdI
100 years ago, things were all natural. They were also very expensive. Plastic would solve that. And also cause some problems of its own. https://n.pr/2YRzz2f
Jordan Thomas had almost completely forgotten his past. How did he reinvent himself to become one of the country’s top whistleblower lawyers? https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
Who do you turn to if you’re working on Wall Street and notice some shady stuff going on? Jordan Thomas can help. He’s represented some of the most important whistleblowers in cases against big banks. https://n.pr/2oXqqWs
RT @theindicator: Economist @econjared shares his story about a recent stroke — and what it revealed to him about health care in the U.S.…
RT @theindicator: The Avengers super-villain Thanos saw a universe full of too many people and too few resources. Economist @TimHarford say…
In the early 1900s, people were using resin from lac bugs to insulate electrical wires. But it just wasn’t going to work on a wide scale. Plastics were here to solve that. https://n.pr/2YRzz2f
Jordan Thomas helped whistleblowers expose the secrets of some of the biggest banks in the world. Then the whistleblowers helped him confront his own secrets. https://n.pr/2ZvFaMV
 
 
 
 
 
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