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Bonus: Why is May Day so Violent in Berlin?
This wonderful, nearly ten minute tangent did not quite make its way into our latest episode. But we thought many of you would appreciate Cameron and Adam's Berliner discussion. So here's that whole segment as a bonus May Day special.
The Fed Interest Rate Hike
Season 1, Ep. 38
It has been a rocky week for the U.S. economy, with record high inflation reports and the Federal Reserve increasing benchmark interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point. This is the steepest hike in close to thirty years. In this episode, Adam and Cam make sense of this spike and ponder what the Biden administration should do to curb inflation – if anything.Later on, they set their eyes on Colombia, which has a presidential election on Sunday. For the first time in Colombia, there's a high likelihood they may elect a left-wing president. Adam and Cam analyze why right-wing economics have been such a large part of Colombian history and what presidential candidate Gustavo Petro’s proposed policies could do for the country.
Why the Ukraine War has Germany Worried About Bunkers
Season 1, Ep. 37
In this episode, Cameron and Adam dive deep into the economics of bunkers. Mostly seen as relics of the Cold War, they now are gaining renewed interest with the conflict in Ukraine. Then, the two discuss the Faroe Islands, a self-governing archipelago in the North Atlantic ocean. Despite its tiny size and dreary climate, it has managed to thrive economically with a robust fishing industry.
How Banning Abortion Affects the Economic Lives of Women
Season 1, Ep. 36
With the U.S. Supreme Court apparently poised to overturn abortion rights, Adam and Cameron discuss the potential economic impact on women. Later on the show, they look at the economic indicators that characterized the 1970s—inflation, high energy prices, and slower growth—and discuss whether our national feeling of déjà vu is warranted.