Author: Stacey Vanek Smith

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Today's beach read recommendation is "It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work," by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founders of Basecamp. ... [Read More]
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In honor of the last stretch of summer, The Indicator has selected some economic beach reads! Books that will teach you something about economics and... [Read More]
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Today on The Indicator: Cardiff and Stacey go deep into the world of the blockchain... to buy a cartoon cat. [Read More]
Tags: Indicator - Stacey - Buy
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How a single cartoon cat can cost $140K. [Read More]
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Note: Today's episode originally aired in 2015. One day it's profitable to recycle a bottle. The next day, some number in the global economy... [Read More]
There's always been a fringe market for dinosaur bones among paleontologists and collectors. Now suddenly that market is booming. [Read More]
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No one knows for sure how many Americans have been convicted of a crime. But the number is in the millions, making the formerly incarcerated... [Read More]
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We play overrated/underrated with Tim Harford, author of 'Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy.' We talk messy desks, light bulbs and Dune, the board... [Read More]
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Today on the Indicator: why companies decide to be publicly-traded or privately-owned. It's all about control. And money. [Read More]
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A conversation with Campbell Harvey, whose 1986 thesis first explained how the yield curve could predict the direction of the economy. [Read More]
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When demand for a commodity is high and supply is low, providers usually just raise the price. That pushes demand down. But when that commodity... [Read More]
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This episode is for everyone who ever had to ask their coworkers to quiet down. Today on the show: We meet the man who stole... [Read More]
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The U.S. has been renegotiating trade deals and putting tariffs on different goods. Meanwhile, other countries are re-negotiating their trade agreements and some deals are... [Read More]
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Five indicators in five minutes — Let's gooooooooo! [Read More]
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In recent decades, income inequality in the United States has been climbing. Scholars and pundits argue about what causes the trend and how problematic it... [Read More]
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What happens when a new tariff gets put in place? To really see the action, you have to go to Newark, New Jersey. [Read More]
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The pace of wage growth is one of the best indicators of economic health. But it can be measured with different methods. Each method tells... [Read More]
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No question, Russia is a formidable force in the global political arena. But its economy is smaller than the economy of Texas. Russia's economy was... [Read More]
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The GDP got all sorts of attention today. The U.S. economy grew at a stellar rate of 4.1% in the second quarter. But what does... [Read More]
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