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.
What McDonald's Tells Us About The Minimum Wage
When the minimum wage goes up, where does the extra pay for workers come from? Princeton economist Orley Ashenfelter turned to McDonald's to look for some answers.
How Burlington Powered Through 2020 Without A Website
Burlington shut down its online store right as the pandemic started, but it still weathered 2020 well. In fact, its stock prices just hit an all time high! What's Burlington's secret to success?
How Amazon Defeated The Union
The results are in: Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama will not unionize, for now. We discuss the tactics companies use to keep organized labor at bay.
Indicator Favs: How An Econ Experiment Changed Lives
Cardiff picked our final installment of favorites week. We learn about an experiment that led to more low-income students attending an elite college. Sometimes all it takes is the right nudge.
Indicator Favs: The Case Of The Pricey Fritos
This favorite episode comes in the form of a mystery. Corn prices were falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room went up by 20%. The Indicator was on the case.
Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines
In today's classic, the robots take over the show from Cardiff and Stacey as we continue our week of favorite episodes.