A little show about big ideas. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else.
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Squid Game: Debt, decisions, and the paradox of thrift
In the Netflix show Squid Game, 456 desperate players compete to the death in a series of children's games for millions of dollars. How did their debt impact their decision making?
Indicators of the Week: IPOs, ETFs, GHGs
It's Indicators of the Week! The U.S. is using a lot more coal for electricity, the first Bitcoin ETF is finally here, and WeWork officially debuted on the New York Stock Exchange.
Say my name
Repeating a customer's name is a classic sales technique used by telemarketers to car salesmen. But can a salesperson use a customer's name too much?
Keep calm, it's just the bullwhip effect
The Indicator team plays a beer game to understand how the bullwhip effect tangles supply chains. And no, it's not beer pong.
Labor market trick or treat
Trick or treat! As we all know, some indicators are sweet, but others are scary. Luckily, one economist is here to help us separate the tricks from the treats in our labor market.
About NPR: The Indicator from Planet Money
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.