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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.

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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.

    What McDonald's Tells Us About The Minimum Wage

    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.

    • 9 min
    How Burlington Powered Through 2020 Without A Website

    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?

    • 9 min
    How Amazon Defeated The Union

    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.

    • 8 min
    Indicator Favs: How An Econ Experiment Changed Lives

    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.

    • 9 min
    Indicator Favs: The Case Of The Pricey Fritos

    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.

    • 9 min
    Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines

    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.

    • 9 min

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