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. Afternoons, three times a week.
Black-owned financial institutions are a shrinking part of the U.S. financial system. We look at what that means for America's entrenched racial disparities.
Live music events are like micro-economies that support hundreds of small businesses. Coronavirus is hammering them.
The way organizations and governments respond to disasters often have hidden consequences; sometimes those consequences can be fatal.
The BLS jobs report for June was better than expected, but showed the U.S. economy is still suffering badly from coronavirus.
Americans owe about $1.5 trillion in student debt. But who actually owns those loans? One borrower goes looking for an answer—and uncovers a multi-billion dollar shadow market.
On the Spanish Flu, housing prices, and the resilience of Australia's economy. Indicator listener questions, answered.
Incarcerated Americans make goods for American companies, and get paid next to nothing for their labor.
Sadie Alexander was the first African-American to earn a PhD in economics. We think her contributions deserve another look.
Many businesses have been negatively affected by the pandemic. But some companies that have borrowed a lot of money are manipulating their numbers, to avoid breaking their debt agreements.
How the Federal Reserve manages the economy can have an outsize effect on Black workers. Here's how to make sure it doesn't leave them behind again.
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