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.
Jobs Friday And The Labor Market Mystery
Unemployment is still above 6%, but companies across the US are saying they can't find people to fill their jobs. What's going on?
Pepsi's Number Fever
Sometimes companies offer sales promotions that are TOO good, ending in livid customers and a disaster for the company.
The VITA(L) Role Of Free Tax Prep
The IRS helps millions of people do their taxes FOR FREE every year. But, as with many things in the past year, covid has made this a little more complicated.
Confusion In The Health Insurance Marketplace
Millions of Americans are eligible for huge savings on health insurance due to Biden's stimulus plan, but many haven't taken up the offer. Why is it so hard to give people a break on health insurance?
A 21st Century Union
A new union was formed earlier this year. Why has it caught our attention? Some of its members make more than $300,000 a year, and they all work at Alphabet, Google's parent company.
Shortages: Inflation In Disguise?
The pandemic spurred a year full of shortages, so why haven't producers responded by raising prices in most cases?
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Needs to Return to What Made It Great
This has been a great podcast, especially when it covers the diverse indicators of economics. Ironically, the podcast is less diverse since it now seems primarily focused on race issues in the economy. While that is incredibly important, the economy is multidimensional. I hope the show begins to cover the other aspects of the economy, too—like it used to. That will make it a 5 star podcast once again.