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About This Show
Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg debunk some false solutions offered in response to real economic problems and discuss policies that can reduce inequality and boost opportunities for low- and middle-income people.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 11: What's the Fed Up To?
Given how much its decisions about monetary policy and how to regulate the financial sector affect the economy, The Federal Reserve - our nation’s central bank - doesn’t get enough attention. As the Fed’s June meeting gets underway, Jared and Ben talk to Kate Davidson (from the Wall Street Journal) about the Fed’s rationale for its interest-rate-raising campaign and to Ady Barkan (from the Fed Up Campaign) about how the Fed can better pursue the interests of most Americans.
Musical Interlude: Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467” by Yeol Eum Son https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNU-XAZjhzA&t=225s