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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

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Trump and Canada

By chilx1 - Sep 12 2018
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Canadian artist....Neil Young?? How do you leave out Neil Young?

Ben White is fantastic

By Kynybue - Dec 16 2017
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Ben White is always well prepared and well articulated.

iTunes Ratings

201 Ratings
Average Ratings
109
32
14
21
25

Trump and Canada

By chilx1 - Sep 12 2018
Read more
Canadian artist....Neil Young?? How do you leave out Neil Young?

Ben White is fantastic

By Kynybue - Dec 16 2017
Read more
Ben White is always well prepared and well articulated.
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POLITICO Money

Latest release on Aug 27, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 3 days ago

Rank #1: Get smart on Trump and trade

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POLITICO trade journalists Megan Cassella, Adam Behsudi and Doug Palmer explain exactly what's going on with the Trump White House and international trade. Will the U.S. ultimately decide to get back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership or seek individual deals with Japan and other TPP members? Can the White House meet a looming deadline to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and get a new deal through Congress?

Apr 25 2018

37mins

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Rank #2: Baby Bust: How the boomers broke America

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On this episode of Baby Bust, Ben White talks to Bruce Gibney, the author of ‘A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America’ about the large economic problems future generations will face, and possible solutions. Plus, why Gibney thinks sociopath is the right word to describe the boomer’s generation, and what he thinks made them that way.

Oct 26 2019

24mins

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Rank #3: Economic expansions don’t just die. They get murdered.

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When is the next recession coming? Economist Betsey Stevenson, who served on The Council of Economic Advisers under President Barak Obama and who is now a professor at the University of Michigan, joins POLITICO's Ben White to talk about what indicators she's watching to predict when the next recession might hit.

Jan 16 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: Do we have amnesia, or is it time to tweak Dodd-Frank?

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Ten years after the financial crisis, Congress is talking about relaxing some aspects of Dodd-Frank. But one person's "tweak" is another person's "Are you nuts?"

Jul 18 2018

27mins

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Rank #5: What Hollywood can teach Uber drivers about the gig economy

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POLITICO's Andrew Hanna says long before Uber and Airbnb, Hollywood conquered the gig economy-- with an assist from Ronald Reagan. Hear how Dracula and Groucho Marx set in motion a decades-long struggle for worker benefits that's especially relevant in the age of the side hustle.

Jul 25 2018

23mins

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Rank #6: The strange case of Donald Trump vs. Jay Powell

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President Trump wants a booming economy, but he also wants low interest rates. Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell may keep interest rates more or less where they are, but would likely only do that if the economy cools off.

POLITICO Pro financial services reporter Victoria Guida (@vtg2) joins Ben White to explain the contours of the Trump-Powell relationship -- and shed some light on whether traders are misunderstanding Powell when he talks about the economy.

Reporting referenced in this episode: Trump may get his wish on pause in Fed rate hikes

Dec 12 2018

28mins

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Rank #7: Austan Goolsbee: Trump's Fed tweet raises alarm bells

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Former top Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee joins POLITICO Money to discuss President Trump potentially putting political pressure on the Federal Reserve. Goolsbee also reflects back on his own experiences in the Obama administration, especially leaving the White House on the day in 2011 when Standard & Poor’s downgraded U.S. debt for the first time ever in the midst of a bitter debt limit crisis.

Apr 18 2018

36mins

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Rank #8: Bull market still bucking mean and dirty

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Investment adviser Richard Bernstein joins Ben to talk bulls, bears, and the tax cut leakage effect. He also explains why watching inflation is like watching paint dry, and why Wall Street's bull market is still bucking mean and dirty, despite trade disputes.

Jul 11 2018

27mins

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Rank #9: Mark Meadows on frustrations of being a deficit hawk on the Hill

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows joins POLITICO Money to discuss being a fiscally conservative stronghold in the midst of exploding deficits and rising debt. Meadows also speaks out against the White House's handling of the Rob Porter scandal and explains why the House should take the lead of immigration. Meadows is undoubtedly frustrated. But he won't overthrow the House leadership ... not yet, at least.

Feb 15 2018

34mins

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Rank #10: Baby Bust: Don't blame the boomers for everything (just most things)

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On this episode of Baby Bust, Ben White talks to an authority on generational trends: Neil Howe. Howe is a historian, economist, and demographer. He's written over a dozen books, and he and co-author William Strauss coined the term "millennial generation" in the late 80's. Howe is part of the baby boomer generation, and makes an argument for boomer's positive contributions. Plus, Ben calls his friend and fellow X-er Amy Walter for some self reflection on Gen-X. Walter is a political analyst, the national editor of The Cook Political Report, hosts politics with Amy Walter on WNYC, and she’s the Friday host of The Takeaway.

Nov 02 2019

25mins

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Rank #11: Sallie Krawcheck on why Wall Street hasn't had its "Me Too" moment

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Former top executive at Citigroup and current CEO of Ellevest Sallie Krawcheck has some ideas for why the testosterone-fueled world of Wall Street has not yet had a 'Me Too' moment. Sallie also discusses combating "mansplaining" and how financial independence impacts women's politics.

Feb 21 2018

36mins

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Rank #12: What's up with Trump and Canada?

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As talks between the U.S. and Canada over a new North American Free Trade Agreement head into crunch time in Washington this week, the latest POLITICO Money podcast takes you inside the room for the high-stakes talks.

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #13: The trade war is already over

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The Chinese and U.S. economies are likely to slow in 2019, giving President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping no choice but to declare a truce in their ferocious trade battle, according to a top Wall Street strategist.

Jan 02 2019

26mins

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Rank #14: A reality check on watering down Dodd-Frank

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This week Ben White explores the Crapo bill, the legislation that reforms the Dodd-Frank Act by scaling back regulations on regional banks. The banking bill is supported by some moderate Democrats, but is getting criticized by the far left. Is there teeth to the argument or are we wading into partisan politics?

Mar 14 2018

24mins

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Rank #15: Reading inbetween the lines of the 4.1% unemployment rate

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Former BLS Commissioner Erica Groshen joins POLITICO Money to discuss how the very low unemployment number masks some persistent weaknesses in our economy. Plus, Brenda Dryer, the director of workforce solutions in Ames, Iowa, explains the conditions in the city with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at just 1.4 percent.

Apr 11 2018

21mins

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Rank #16: A user's guide to Larry Kudlow

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Host Ben White is joined by POLITICO White House reporter Nancy Cook to talk about the interview they had with Larry Kudlow, the Director of the United States National Economic Council. They discuss how Kudlow is an optimist in a White House that is known for backbiting, and how it is possible for Kudlow to work well with President Trump despite their conflicting opinions on hot button issues like trade.

May 16 2018

22mins

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Rank #17: What the Trump team was doing during the financial crisis

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Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist at the New York Times and author of “Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves,” talks with POLITICO’s Ben White about how close the financial system came to collapse, and how it felt to have a front-row seat. POLITICO's Victoria Guida explains how as the financial crisis shook the nation, Trump's team saw a payoff.

As financial crisis shook the nation, Trump’s team saw payoff

Sep 19 2018

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Rank #18: Baby Bust: That time boomers tried to do a Grand Bargain for the future and it all went bust.

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President Barack Obama — technically a late-era boomer but more Gen X by personal temperament — attempted to strike a “grand bargain” with tea party-led Republicans and then-House Speaker John Boehner to address long-term entitlement sustainability and spending issues along with significant tax hikes. POLITICO's editor Carrie Budoff Brown expains how and why it all fell apart.

Nov 09 2019

31mins

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Rank #19: Could tariffs trigger a trade war with China?

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This week, Ben delves into Donald Trump’s plan to slap as much as $60 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese goods. Does the president misunderstand the nature of the U.S. trade relationship with China? Or is it imperative that tariffs be used to protect American workers?

Mar 21 2018

30mins

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Rank #20: These steel workers are the losers in the trade war

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While some firms see a boost from the president’s aggressive trade tactics, others find patience running thin.

Aug 22 2018

22mins

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