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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.
FACT: Big cities like NYC, LA, and Seattle drive the U.S. economy. VERY REAL POSSIBILITY: Cities are, also, overrated.
Cities have become the economic engines of the United States. But, economically speaking, do they make sense for everyone?
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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.
At some gyms, more than half of members never set foot inside. Economically, this is a good thing.
June is #NationalDairyMonth, so to celebrate, we give you: The story of government cheese.
RT @BradyDale: I very much endorse the idea of the whole world moving to UTC
RT @LaurenMLandau: I got to play a politician in this very gouda Planet Money video 🧀🇺🇸
Skip your workout today. Your gym will thank you. Really.
Don’t feel guilty. Your gym actually doesn’t want you to come that often.
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.
A cheese grader and his cheese grater. A classic Planet Money story about the government cheese program.
What’s more American: Agriculture quotas or price floors? The folks behind the government cheese program had a strong opinion on it.
The government manages a lot of things. Air and water quality, roads and bridges and once upon a time—a heckload of cheese.
Who is ready for tonight’s game? 🏀
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.
A major battle in the 1800s came down to this: What time is it? And why?
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.
Time wasn’t synchronized in the early 1800s. For railroad passengers, this was really confusing.
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.
Eating raw salmon wasn’t a thing in Japan for a long time. Norway, of all places, figured out a way to change that.
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Norway solved its fish surplus problem like this: Norway: Take 5,000 tons of salmon off our hands, please. Japan: Norway: Please?
Co-working spaces pro or con? We shall see... (Follow @TheIndicator if you're not already)
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?
People in Japan thought eating raw salmon was gross and dangerous. A Norwegian man changed this perception after A LOT of failed attempts.
RT @theindicator: Tariffs and 🐄
Cars and electronics aren’t the only industries that are heavily integrated across the U.S.-Mexico border. Remember Ep #875??? Cross Border Beef!
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:
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?
Democratic presidential candidates have unveiled their education proposals -- and it signals a dramatic shift in how party leaders view education reform
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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.
Economist @hshierholz says unemployment is so low that workers are starting to feel the power of the “quit threat”.
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.
The labor market is like a dog on a leash. There’s slack, until suddenly there isn’t.
100 years ago, things were all natural. They were also very expensive. Plastic would solve that. And also cause some problems of its own.
Jordan Thomas had almost completely forgotten his past. How did he reinvent himself to become one of the country’s top whistleblower lawyers?
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.
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.
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.
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