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To change the world, we may need to change money first. Best New Ideas in Money explores innovations that rethink how we live, work, spend, save and invest. Each week, MarketWatch financial columnist James Rogers and economist Stephanie Kelton will talk to leaders in business, tech, finance and government about the next phase of money's evolution, and meet real people whose lives are being changed as these new ideas are put to the test.

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    • 4.3 • 165 Ratings

To change the world, we may need to change money first. Best New Ideas in Money explores innovations that rethink how we live, work, spend, save and invest. Each week, MarketWatch financial columnist James Rogers and economist Stephanie Kelton will talk to leaders in business, tech, finance and government about the next phase of money's evolution, and meet real people whose lives are being changed as these new ideas are put to the test.

    Introducing On Watch by MarketWatch

    Introducing On Watch by MarketWatch

    Join MarketWatch’s Jeremy C. Owens for a podcast about the financial news we’re all watching — and how it affects both the economy and your wallet. New episodes every Thursday, starting January 18.

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    • 1 min
    The best of the best new ideas in money

    The best of the best new ideas in money

    In our final episode, Stephanie and James review some of their favorite ideas from over the past two years.

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    • 25 min
    ’Tis the season...for benefits enrollment

    ’Tis the season...for benefits enrollment

    MarketWatch’s financial-planning columnist Beth Pinsker talks about how to maximize your compensation through your benefits elections this enrollment season. Plus, an announcement.

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    • 23 min
    Why more Americans are working into their 70s

    Why more Americans are working into their 70s

    Employment rates among seniors are on the rise. But pocketbook imperatives aren't the only reason. Now, more older workers are practicing unretirement.

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    • 19 min
    Will AI save unicorn tech startups from going extinct?

    Will AI save unicorn tech startups from going extinct?

    In the first half of the year, startups faced a tougher funding environment. But now, the tides may be turning, and a potential AI gold rush could help.

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    • 18 min
    Does private equity beat stocks?

    Does private equity beat stocks?

    This week an episode of Barron’s Streetwise, a finance podcast from our sister publication Barron’s, in which host Jack Hough takes a closer look at private equity — both the critiques of the industry and the returns.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

The headless chicken ,

Great show!

If you want to hear about interesting economy related things this is the podcast for you

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This Show Has a Ton of Potential

I’ve really enjoyed listening to this show. Some episodes are better than others—I’ve especially enjoyed the recent episodes “Making chips at home again” and “Does the Fed have a monopoly on ‘Fed’-ing?” (bad title, good episode). On the whole, I find the episodes about more complex and less covered topics more interesting and valuable.

I do think the show could assume a greater level of sophistication among its listeners. Some of the episodes feel a bit Econ 101-y. I don’t think anyone is voluntarily listening to a MarketWatch podcast who doesn’t have a solid foundation in finance/economics.

Finally, I don’t understand why the show doesn’t lean on Stephanie Kelton more. She’s a legit star economist and is great at communicating ideas to a broad audience. The structural conceit used in some episodes of a peer-like conversation between her and Charles Passy is a bit nonsensical in its current manifestation. She’s the expert. He’s a journalist. Why not frame it as Charles (the everyman) trying to make sense of a complex topic by asking Stephanie (the expert) questions? In this moment of near-constant blockbuster economic news, it feels like a real missed opportunity to not have Stephanie lend her topical commentary. It wouldn’t have to be with a political slant—she could frame the issue and the legitimate arguments on either side.

Christopher De Francis ,

Not really new ideas

The Best New Ideas podcast often provides solutions that focus on government intervention, the modification of laws to force change that is in line with a particular way of thinking or a change in general government policy. I would have expected this podcast to be more focused on entrepreneurial innovation. Needless to say, nothing really groundbreaking.

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