Transcripts (27)

How To Use Globalization To Fight Disease

The Indicator from Planet Money

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  • 2 months ago
  • 08:57

Globalization and urbanization historically have made the global economy more productive and efficient — and also more vulnerable to pandemics. But now they can be forces for good in the fight against pandemics.

Why The Housing Market Is Booming In A Bad Economy

The Indicator from Planet Money

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  • 2 months ago
  • 08:42

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a massive economic downturn. Another thing it's brought: A booming housing market. We explain why. | Support The Indicator here.

Why We Weren't Prepared For A Pandemic

The Indicator from Planet Money

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  • 2 months ago
  • 09:35

We've had plenty of warnings over the years that we weren't ready for a pandemic. Today on the show: the psychology and economics of why.

The Strategic Value Of Rare Earths

The Indicator from Planet Money

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  • 2 months ago
  • 09:15

Rare earths are essential to a wide variety of strategically important components, but the vast majority of rare earths are produced by mines in China. That's something that the U.S. is working to correct.

Healthcare: The Pandemic's Financial Fallout

The Indicator from Planet Money

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  • 2 months ago
  • 09:58

The coronavirus has strained healthcare systems — and not just in their ability to deal with surges. We talk to one hospital administrator about the financial strain of COVID-19. | Donate to your member station here.