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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

    Ben White’s mom explains negative interest rates

    Ben White’s mom explains negative interest rates

    Today's episode is a doozy: negative interest rates. Do you understand them? Don't lie. (But good for you if you do.) Why would savers pay interest to park their money in bonds...and what impact does this have on the economy? On the last episode of this miniseries, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test.

    • 16 min
    Ben White’s mom explains Trump’s trade war

    Ben White’s mom explains Trump’s trade war

    Do you understand Trump’s trade war? On this episode, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test on the president’s positioning – around markets, farmer bailouts and China talks.

    • 14 min
    Ben White’s mom explains the wealth tax

    Ben White’s mom explains the wealth tax

    The concept of a wealth tax has been a major point of discussion in the democratic presidential campaigns. But if someone asked you to explain how a wealth tax would be implemented ... could you? On this episode, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test.

    • 15 min
    Baby Bust: The millennial presidential candidate

    Baby Bust: The millennial presidential candidate

    Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend (Ind.) mayor, is running for president as a millennial alternative to older candidates as well as more of a centrist who wants to take on structural problems left by the boomers — but not in ways that send deficits and debt into the stratosphere.

    • 26 min
    Baby Bust: That time boomers tried to do a Grand Bargain for the future and it all went bust.

    Baby Bust: That time boomers tried to do a Grand Bargain for the future and it all went bust.

    The brief bipartisan moment when it seemed like some real change might happen vanished as quickly as it appeared.

    • 31 min
    Baby Bust: Don't blame the boomers for everything (just most things)

    Baby Bust: Don't blame the boomers for everything (just most things)

    The man who coined the word "millennial" makes his best defense of the Baby Boomers. But does Ben White buy it?

    • 25 min

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