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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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The edge of legalization, Part Two: Ripe for corruption
00:12:00
By making local officials the gatekeepers for million-dollar businesses, states have unintentionally created a breeding ground for bribery and favoritism. POLITICO's Mona Zhang reports. This episode is the second in a two-part series on the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization laws. (This episode of "POLITICO Dispatch" aired May 4, 2021.)  Mona  Zhang is POLITICO's states cannabis policy reporter. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Read more: How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption
May 08, 2021
The edge of legalization, Part One: Border Weed
00:14:59
Welcome to Ontario, Oregon, home of the tater tot — and now, a massive marijuana market for customers crossing the Idaho border. POLITICO's Natalie Fertig explains how the tiny town border town of 11,000 people became one of America's cannabis capitals — and what it means for other towns as weed legalization spreads. This episode is the first in a two-part series on the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization laws. (This episode of "POLITICO Dispatch" aired May 3, 2021.)  Natalie Fertig is POLITICO's federal cannabis policy reporter. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Read more: Border weed: How the hometown of tater tots became a cannabis capital
May 06, 2021
Bonus: The Senators at the center of the 50-50 split
00:27:45
“If we miss this opportunity, God help us.” Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski. Two moderate senators smack in the middle — and on either side — of a split 50-50 Senate. On our first episode of Playbook Deep Dive, the two friends open up in a rare interview with POLITICO’s Burgess Everett. They get personal: about reconciliation, frustration over the Senate’s hurdles — even why Murkowski hogs the best fishing holes. And Manchin reveals a major endorsement, heard first on this show. Subscribe to our new weekly politics show, Playbook Deep Dive, wherever you listen to podcasts.  Rachael Bade is a co-author of POLITICO Playbook. Burgess Everett is co-congressional bureau chief at POLITICO. Adrienne Hurst is a producer for POLITICO audio. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is senior producer for POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Special thanks to Elana Schor, Anthony Adragna and Ben Lefebvre SHOW NOTES - Democrat Manchin backs Republican Murkowski's reelection, by Burgess Everett
Apr 23, 2021
Sponsored Content: How Covid-19 accelerated the future of work
00:31:20
Presenting a sponsored episode of “Global Translations”:  Over the past year, businesses, employees and families across the globe were forced to rethink what it means to “go to work.” Now, with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout underway, many corporate leaders are focused on ensuring the return to work is equitable for all employees. 
Feb 09, 2021
Presenting "Nerdcast": The page who took down the GOP
00:29:31
Presenting a special episode of POLITICO's "Nerdcast":  In 2006, a young man holding no political office brought down a 180+ years program and reshaped Congress forever. Scott Bland talks to POLITICO magazine reporter Zack Stanton, a former House page who leaked transcripts of sexual messages that former Congressman Mark Foley sent to teen pages... which resulted in his resignation and torpedoed the Republican hold on power for years. Scott Bland is a politics editor at POLITICO. Zack Stanton is an editor at POLITICO magazine.  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is senior producer for POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Read the full POLITICO Magazine article here:  https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/11/the-page-who-took-down-the-gop-mark-foley-dennis-hastert-213378
Jan 31, 2021
"I haven't been able to get this moment out of my head"
00:26:28
POLITICO Money brings you a special episode of POLITICO's Nerdcast as we change administrations and look back on the past four years:  "It became clear that Scott Pruitt had sought to purchase a used mattress from the Trump hotel. And I thought, 'This is not what I expected this job would look like.'" At the close of Donald Trump's presidency, POLITICO's reporters and editors share their strongest memories of the last four years. Shocking moments they witnessed, conversations they overheard, and what will stay with them forever. Plus, new Playbook co-author Tara Palmeri talks to Scott Bland about what she really wants to see in Biden's first days in office. Scott Bland is a politics editor at POLITICO. Tara Palmeri is a POLITICO Playbook co-author.  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is senior producer for POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Jan 23, 2021
Cures for an Ailing Labor Market
00:27:39
"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 9 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations":  The pandemic sent shockwaves through a global labor market already upended by digitization and the green energy transition. It left tens of millions jobless and amplified skills gaps. Even as we spent trillions keeping the economy on life support, investment in the skills of the future has been scarce. So how do we get the right skills to the right people, to get the economy motoring again? Hosts Ryan Heath and Luiza Savage speak with experts about these major labor disruptions. Ryan Heath is the host of "Global Translations".  Luiza Savage is a host of "Global Translations". Saadia Zahidi is a managing director at the World Economic Forum. Marianne Wanamaker is a economics professor at the University of Tennessee and former chief domestic economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Check out Ryan Heath's article on how workers are struggling for skills support here:  https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/workers-are-struggling-for-skills-support-during-pandemic-455063 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Weekly Shift (labor): https://www.politico.com/newsletters/weekly-shift Transition Playbook: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/transition-playbook  
Jan 07, 2021
Sponsored Content: Greening the Global Economy
00:36:27
"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 8 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations":  [Sponsored Content] As the world looks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050, the financial sector is playing a critical role in facilitating this low-carbon transition through the deployment of innovative financing solutions and by rethinking how climate risk is analyzed and managed.
Dec 21, 2020
Digging for Solutions: Securing Minerals for Green Energy
00:34:28
"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 7 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations":  What will it take to secure access to the critical minerals we need for the future — and can we solve one environmental challenge without creating a new one? Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to political leaders around the world about what they are doing to shore up access to critical minerals.  Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Ambassador Kirsten Hillman is Canada’s Ambassador to the United States EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič is Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations Read Luiza Savage's article on how US, Canada & Europe's policymakers are scrambling to secure critical minerals to develop clean energy: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/09/renewables-mining-clean-energy-443844 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/ The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-game China Watcher: politico.com/china Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/  
Dec 16, 2020
Why green energy means mining: the case of cobalt
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"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 6 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations":  To understand how essential critical minerals are to our world, we turn to a case study: cobalt. This mineral is proving key to the future of green energy, defense and high tech manufacturing — not to mention electric vehicles. But cobalt has its challenges. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath look at China’s dominant role in global cobalt mining and the serious problems that can arise if other countries can't get enough supplies. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Nedal T. Nassar is Chief of Materials Flow Analysis Section at the U.S. Geological Survey. Bryce Crocker is the CEO of Jervois Mining Aimee Boulanger is the executive director of Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) Read Luiza Savage's article on how America got outmaneuvered in a critical mining race: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/02/china-cobalt-mining-441967 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/ The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-game China Watcher: politico.com/china Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/  
Dec 07, 2020
Global Translations, Ep. 5: Critical Minerals: The next dirty fight over clean energy
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"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 5 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations":  The technologies that protect us, move us and power our daily lives require mining minerals and metalsin distant places. But access to these essential materials is increasingly under threat. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk with experts who are sounding the alarm.  Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Sharon Burke is a senior advisor for the International Security Program and Resource Security Program at New America.  Nedal T. Nassar is Chief of Materials Flow Analysis Section at the U.S. Geological Survey. Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert on trade and foreign policy.  Luiza Savage's article on how America's dependence on critical minerals from China: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/18/china-could-strangle-biden-agenda-437171 And check out the other POLITICO newsletters:  Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations Morning Energy: https://www.politico.com/morningenergy/ The Long Game: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/the-long-game China Watcher: politico.com/china Morning Tech: https://www.politico.com/morningtech/
Nov 23, 2020
Global Translations, Ep. 3: How can the US compete with China, Inc.?
00:35:35
"POLITICO Money" presents Episode 3 of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations":  The pandemic and the rise of China are prompting Republicans and Democrats to turn to government power to grow industries important to America’s security and place in the world. “Industrial policy” is an idea long reviled among Washington policymakers. Hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath talk to the people trying to make industrial policy cool again. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations". Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations".  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio.  Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Jennifer Harris  is a sentior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation, formerly at the US State Department during the Obama administration. Mariana Mazzucato is an internationally recognized economist and professor at University College London (UCL), and Founder/Director of UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, and China Watcher newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on the new industrial policy emerging in the US to counter China's ascent. Global Translations newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations China Watcher newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcher POLITICO article: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/04/china-us-economy-industrial-policy-global-translation-433954
Nov 10, 2020
Global Translations, Ep. 2: Can we make enough vaccine?
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"POLITICO Money" presents a special second episode of the new season of POLITICO's podcast "Global Translations":  Once there is a working Covid vaccine, manufacturers across the globe will need to scale up production to produce billions of doses — meaning billions of pharmaceutical-grade glass vials, rubber stoppers, packaging and storage and refrigeration. In a special airing of POLITICO's Global Translations podcast, hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath look at the challenges of making enough vaccines for the world. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations" Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations" Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio Sarah Owermohle is a POLITICO health reporter covering vaccines.  Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Jim Robinson is a former MERCK executive (manufacturing lead for ebola project); currently with CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations). Dan Diamond is a POLITICO health care reporter and the host of the "Pulse Check" podcast and newsletter.  Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations, POLITICO Pulse, and Global Pulse newsletters. Read Luiza Savage's article on why nationalism is the next big challenge for Covid-19 vaccines.  Global Translations newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations POLITICO Pulse newsletter: https://www.politico.com/politicopulse/ Global Pulse newsletter: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-pulse POLITICO article: "The next vaccine challenge: Nationalism": https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/28/covid-vaccine-challenge-nationalism-433023
Nov 02, 2020
Introducing... Global Translations: The world's tug-of-war
00:36:40
"POLITICO Money" brings you a special episode of POLITICO's new podcast series "Global Translations."  From closed factories to closed borders, the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our systems, creating a period of scarcity where demand skyrocketed — from freezers to PPE — and we couldn't supply items fast enough. In this episode of "Global Translations", POLITICO hosts Luiza Savage and Ryan Heath take a deep dive with experts into global supply chains and what "decoupling" and "reshoring" are all about when it comes to America’s reliance on China and the rest of the world. Luiza Savage is the host of "Global Translations".  Ryan Heath is a host of "Global Translations". Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Kara Tabor is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO Audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO Audio. Adegoke Oke is a professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University. Tom Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. He is an expert on trade and foreign policy.  David Wertime is POLITICO's editorial director for China and author of the China Watcher newsletter. Check out and subscribe to POLITICO's Global Translations and China Watcher newsletters, and Luiza Savage's in-depth piece on how the pandemic is forging a new consensus on globalization. Global Translations: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/global-translations China Watcher: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-china-watcher Supply chain tug-of-war article: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/21/pandemic-forging-new-consensus-globalization-430605
Oct 28, 2020
How Trump might approach the economy if he wins reelection
00:48:27
Host Ben White talks with Larry Kudlow, the Director of the United States National Economic Council, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), and Beth Akers, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, about how the Trump administration would approach economic and labor policies if he wins reelection. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Larry Kudlow is the director of the United States National Economic Council. Congressman Patrick McHenry is a Republican serving North Carolina's 10th congressional district.   Beth Akers is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.  Nirmal Mulaikal is a host-producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Aug 27, 2020
How Biden might approach the economy if he wins
00:37:41
Host Ben White talks with Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.), Jared Bernstein, the former chief economic advisor to Joe Biden, and Heidi Shierholz, the former chief Department of Labor economist under the Obama administration, about how a potential Biden administration would approach economic and labor policies if Biden wins the 2020 presidential election.   Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Rep.  Don Beyer is a Democrat serving Virginia's 8th district Jared  Bernstein is senior fellow at Center on Budget  and former chief economic advisor to Joe Biden Heidi Shierholz is director of policy at Economic Policy Institute and former chief Department of Labor economist under the Obama administration Nirmal Mulaikal is a producer for POLITICO audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Aug 21, 2020
Clocking in for a Comeback
00:30:58
Host Ben White talks with LinkedIn chief economist Karin Kimbrough about how coronavirus is changing the state of employment, and how workers are concerned about factors like health and safety in this new landscape. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Kara Tabor produced this episode.  Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Aug 04, 2020
Senator Tim Scott on civil unrest and the hurting economy
00:20:14
Host Ben White talks to Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) about President Trump's handling of national protests surrounding George Floyd's death and what might be in the Senate's next coronavirus response package. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Jun 02, 2020
Rep. Andy Kim on public health vs. a healthy economy
00:30:39
Host Ben White talks to Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) to discuss the work of the House Select Committee dealing with coronavirus relief and whether he thinks the fiscal response, so far, has been sufficient. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
May 19, 2020
Sen. Ben Cardin on where the stimulus money is really going
00:22:49
Host Ben White talks to Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the Small Business Committee, to ask about the struggling Paycheck Protection Program, the timeline on the next round of stimulus funding and the return of Senators to the Capitol, despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is an intern for POLITICO audio. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.  
May 06, 2020
Nasdaq's CEO on capitalism amid coronavirus
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Host Ben White talks to Adena Friedman, Nasdaq CEO and president. Friedman was the first woman CEO to lead a global stock exchange and has become known for modernizing Nasdaq. Over Zoom, they discussed volatile markets, the Fed injecting billions into the economy and how quickly the private sector can bounce back from this crisis. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio.  Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Apr 28, 2020
Ben White’s mom explains negative interest rates
00:16:39
Today's episode is a doozy: negative interest rates. Do you understand them? Don't lie. (But good for you if you do.) Why would savers pay interest to park their money in bonds...and what impact does this have on the economy? On the last episode of this miniseries, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test.
Dec 13, 2019
Ben White’s mom explains Trump’s trade war
00:14:26
Do you understand Trump’s trade war? On this episode, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test on the president’s positioning – around markets, farmer bailouts and China talks.
Dec 12, 2019
Ben White’s mom explains the wealth tax
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The concept of a wealth tax has been a major point of discussion in the democratic presidential campaigns. But if someone asked you to explain how a wealth tax would be implemented ... could you? On this episode, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test.
Dec 11, 2019
Baby Bust: The millennial presidential candidate
00:26:58
“You have a different sense of urgency around these issues if you’re expecting in your lifetime to be dealing with them personally,” Buttigieg said on the podcast. “So by 2054, when I get to the current age of the current president, the shape of the world then, both environmentally, economically and beyond, that’s not a theoretical question; it’s a personal one that I have to prepare for just as a human being.”
Nov 16, 2019
Baby Bust: That time boomers tried to do a Grand Bargain for the future and it all went bust.
00:31:16
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
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
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
Saving Lives with Data
00:06:01
On today’s dispatch with POLITICO senior editor Ryan Heath, we take you on a walk through the United Nations, talking to people from all over the globe about healthcare solutions. Plus, an interview on how tech could help a global health crisis with Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation. 
Sep 27, 2019
Pods of pollution at the UN
00:09:12
On today’s dispatch POLITICO senior editor Ryan Heath visits Pollution Pods, six geodesic domes that simulate pollution in cities around the world, with their creator Michael Pinsky. Plus, Antha Williams, who leads the environment program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, explains why regional governments can have a big impact on reducing pollution— even without help from Washington.
Sep 26, 2019
Making global great again
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On today’s dispatch with POLITICO senior editor Ryan Heath, we meet two people trying to translate the UN's goals: Arancha Gonzalez, a Spanish economist and currently the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization. Plus, Richard Curtis, the director of films like 'Love, Actually' and 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' who now makes films that work to make people connect emotionally with the UN and its work.
Sep 25, 2019
UN special series: Leader Watch
00:13:41
On today’s dispatch with POLITICO reporter Ryan Heath, we meet two national leaders: Colombia’s President Ivan Duque Marquez and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Sep 24, 2019
The World According to Robert Lighthizer
00:35:42
Companies and foreign governments are scrambling to adjust to a world in which tariffs could escalate and the very foundations of world trading rules are in doubt. And there is fear they'll be forced to take sides between the reigning global superpower and its rising rival. Ben White joins Luiza Savage to unpack the madness of the Trump Administration's trade policy and its trade fight with China. This is an episode of the latest POLITICO podcast, Global Translations. Check it out at www.politico.com/global-translations or find it wherever you get your shows.
Jun 27, 2019
Life on Planet Milken
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The billionaires and celebrities who gathered at the Beverly Hilton this week occupy a world of tremendous power, massive stress, and acute status consciousness. It’s the sort of place where GOP message maven Frank Luntz gets asked for autographs, and where people take a break by cuddling up with some puppies.
May 01, 2019
What keeps Milken up at night?
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In the latest POLITICO Money podcast from Milken, we asked attendees what keeps them up at night. Several, including Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a presidential candidate, said it’s cyber attacks. Others cited the environment and health care and an economic shock from outside the U.S.. And one cited the fact that he’s booked for three parties at the same time Tuesday night in L.A.. #FirstWorldProblems
Apr 30, 2019
Global elites just ignore Trump’s Twitter rants
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Thousands of financial and political leaders at the Milken Institute Global Conference like “Tax Cut Trump” and “Deregulation Trump,” even if they’ve pretty much learned to ignore “Twitter Tirade Trump.” We caught up with dozens of Milken attendees to ask how they keep up with the President’s social media presence. As Ben White puts it, at Milken, it’s like Twitter Trump doesn’t even really exist.
Apr 30, 2019
'Masters of the Universe' eye 2020
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Greetings from Los Angeles, where the sun finally broke through this afternoon and where we're bringing you a special podcast from the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, a gathering of more than 4,000 of some of the splashiest names in politics, finance, entertainment and sports. POLITICO Money will offer quick hits from the conference through Wednesday.
Apr 29, 2019
Coming soon: Baby Bust
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This is the year that Millennials will outnumber Baby Boomers in America. With a new generation ascendant and an old one firmly gripping to power, what will happen to fundamental tenets of the American safety net? Will entitlements like Social Security and Medicare still be there for generations that come after the Boomers? Will Millennials experience retirement as we know it today? Ben White, an unrepentant Gen-X’er, has some pointed questions for Boomers about the economic legacy they’re leaving him and younger generations.
Mar 14, 2019
Economic expansions don’t just die. They get murdered.
00:27:08
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
Discouraged workers aren't so discouraged anymore
00:27:02
Discouraged American workers are showing signs of returning to the labor market, a signal that the Federal Reserve could hold off on interest rate hikes this year and that President Donald Trump may have something more to boast about as he heads toward his re-election campaign. Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden, breaks it all down with POLITICO's Ben White.
Jan 09, 2019
The trade war is already over
00:26:19
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
Want to run an agency? It helps to know Mitch McConnell
00:26:03
President Trump's nominee to run the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a thin resume. He's also Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's brother-in-law. Ben White discusses the story with Ian Kullgren, a reporter on POLITICO’s employment and immigration team.
Dec 19, 2018
The strange case of Donald Trump vs. Jay Powell
00:28:45
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
Why the Canadians still call it NAFTA
00:21:54
POLITICO's Ben White caught up with Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, at the Canadian Consulate in New York. They discuss the "New NAFTA", or USMCA, and what's at stake for Canada and the U.S.
Dec 05, 2018
The $100 billion question: A conversation with Sen. Tim Scott
00:22:14
Will tax incentives help unlock billions of dollars in investment in poor areas? Free-market Republicans have generally stayed away from the debate about potential government solutions. But Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has championed an effort to narrow an economic divide. Plus, why Scott thinks better connectivity will lead to more people packing up and moving to rural America. This interview was produced as part of POLITICO's Agenda series "Access to Opportunity,” which asks why some Americans — and some places — are being left behind economically, and what Washington can do about it. Find a transcript of Ben White's conversation with Sen. Tim Scott here.
Nov 28, 2018
Larry Kudlow on life as a free trader in an America First White House
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POLITICO's Ben White talks with Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Counsel, about the future of infrastructure, trade, and what the midterm results mean for Republicans.
Nov 20, 2018
How the China trade war could get really bad, really fast
00:24:59
POLITICO trade reporter Doug Palmer joins Ben White to discuss the approximately $250 billion worth of tariffs imposed on Chinese goods, and why we might not feel them... yet.
Nov 14, 2018
New financial scrutiny awaits Trump and his cabinet
00:25:12
What’s next in the financial world after the midterms? The Trump Administration is readying some new energy policies, even as Hill Democrats get ready to probe the business dealings of the president and his cabinet. POLITICO’s Nancy Cook and Zach Warmbrodt join to break it down. Plus: Who’s standing between Democrats and Trump’s tax returns?
Nov 07, 2018
Why you should worry a little bit about markets and the economy
00:32:56
Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics pulls back the curtain on the economy with POLITICO’s Ben White. What they see is... not great. Plus, which household good has borne the brunt of the tariff fight with China? Hint: Here’s hoping your washing machine didn’t just break.
Oct 31, 2018
Will Democrats support Trump on the new NAFTA?
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POLITICO congressional reporter Elana Schor and trade reporter Megan Cassella discuss what will happen if Democrats win control of the House next month — and what incentive the two sides will actually have to work together. Plus, Ben White wonders what to make of President Trump’s phantom tax cut idea.
Oct 24, 2018
The second life of Trump's tax story
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Susanne Craig, an investigative reporter at the New York Times and one of the reporters who broke the story on Trump's tax fraud, and POLITICO's media reporter, Jack Shafer, join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss how the tax story came together – and how it landed once it was published.
Oct 17, 2018
What the new NAFTA tells us about the trade war with China
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Alexander Panetta, editor of POLITICO Pro Canada, and South China Morning Post U.S. correspondent Owen Churchill join POLITICO's Ben White to discuss the implications of the USMCA – and how it’s being viewed in China.
Oct 10, 2018
Larry Kudlow on the new NAFTA and ‘unsatisfactory’ talks with China
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Larry Kudlow, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the NEC, discusses the economy, the new NAFTA, and what life is like inside the White House with POLITICO's Ben White in front of a live audience at the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.
Oct 03, 2018
Did we end too big to fail? Are we safer now?
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Former Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo examines the banking industry 10 years after the financial crisis with POLITICO's Ben White and Victoria Guida.
Sep 26, 2018
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
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
Trump lawyer Giuliani got paid to lobby Romanian president
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The former New York mayor’s letter goes against the State Department stance on corruption in Bucharest. Trump lawyer Giuliani got paid to lobby Romanian president Giuliani got paid for advocacy in Romania
Sep 05, 2018
Trump channels Richard Nixon on the Fed
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President Trump's recent criticism of the Federal Reserve is totally precedented. Politico's Victoria Guida joins Ben White to explain the danger in political meddling on monetary policy. Plus, why the Fed turns off internet access for reporters writing about rate hikes.
Aug 29, 2018
These steel workers are the losers in the trade war
00:22:56
While some firms see a boost from the president’s aggressive trade tactics, others find patience running thin.
Aug 22, 2018
How infrastructure week became a punchline
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POLITICO’s Mike Grunwald joins Ben to talk about the Gateway Project, a $30 billion infrastructure plan that would include a new $11 billion tunnel under the Hudson between New Jersey and New York for passenger trains. Follow MT’s playlist on Spotify. The Tunnel That Could Break New York
Aug 15, 2018
How a free-trade t-shirt went viral
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Scott Lincicome’s sings the benefits of free trade as a scholar at the Cato Institute. But a cheeky t-shirt has traveled just as far and wide as any white paper he’s written. Scott joins Ben White to size up what will come of the trade spat with China, and explains why free traders are winning so much they ought to be sick of it.
Aug 08, 2018
Get smart fast: Trump, trade, and the next recession
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Economist and unrepentant Red Sox fan Megan Greene tells you everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about U.S. financial health-- what's really behind the uptick in growth, how long the happy days will last, and what's likely to trigger the next recession.
Aug 01, 2018
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
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
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
Does the city of the future know too much about you?
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Google is building a city of the future in Toronto, with self-driving cars, delivery robots, and snow-melting sidewalks. But will it also know what you did last night?
Jul 05, 2018
What does a dairy farmer know that Trump doesn't?
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Dairyman Pete Wiersma shares a few hard economic realities from the pastures of Idaho: a tightening labor pool and little control over milk prices. Then economist Mark Zandi explains how reduced immigration and escalating trade spats could make things worse.
Jun 27, 2018
Steel cage death match over trade
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Ben White and POLITICO's Doug Palmer tick down the list of trade tiffs, brawls and all-out steel cage matches currently underway by the Trump administration. Then Marianne LeVine weighs in with a look at a sector that's actually winning as trade disputes simmer over: lobbyists.
Jun 20, 2018
Sen. Warner on punching your friends in the nose
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) takes the Trump administration to task on trade, describing a "punch your friends in the nose" approach that could hurt jobs and rile markets. He also updates Politico's Ben White on efforts to block the Commerce Department's plan to throw a lifeline to China's ZTE. But most importantly, he reports on the size of the crowds celebrating the Stanley Cup outside his office.
Jun 13, 2018
Bitcoin revisited
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Ben White sits down with Politico's Colin Wilhelm to check on his Bitcoin portfolio -- 0.003 percent of one coin. Bad news: it's lost about half its value. Colin explains why, and the challenges ahead, including looming regulation.
Jun 06, 2018
The secret to trade talks: ‘The powers of single malt scotch’
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Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk joins Ben to talk about what it was like to be at the negotiating table, tactics of successful negotiation and what he thinks of trade under President Trump.
May 30, 2018
How China acquires the crown jewels of U.S. technology
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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the main vehicle for protecting American technology from foreign governments, rarely monitors the various new avenues Chinese nationals use to secure access to American technology. Even if it had a more formal mandate, the committee lacks the resources to deal with increasingly complex cases, which revolve around lines of code and reams of personal data more than physical infrastructure. POLITICO's Cory Bennett joins Ben to talk about CFIUS.
May 23, 2018
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
Kevin Warsh on what it's like to interview for Fed Chair with Trump
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Former senior economic adviser to President Bush and current Hoover fellow Kevin Warsh was in the running to become the next Federal Reserve chairman in 2017. Warsh shares insights from his interview with President Trump for the job, his take on interest rates, the state of the Republican Party and job growth.
May 09, 2018
Go inside the 2018 Milken Global Conference with Ben
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Ben White takes listeners inside one of the most prominent financial conferences of the year, the 2018 Milken Global Conference. The show features highlights from celebrity interviews, hallway interviews and an excerpt from the "Financial Regulation: New Era, New Regulators" panel.
May 02, 2018
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
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
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
Governor Hickenlooper has a vision for fixing American's polarized politics
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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Ben White come to you live from Midtown in New York City. The governor discusses his recent visit to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on the beer industry in Colorado, a possible "unity ticket" with Governor Kasich and, of course, baseball.
Apr 05, 2018
Facebook faces regulation questions in wake of Cambridge Analytica
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This week, Ben unpacks the personal data questions swirling around the Cambridge Analytica scandal and examines what kind of government regulation could prevent privacy violations going forward. David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect," discusses how this data leak happened and how the company is responding to the crisis. POLITICO tech reporter Nancy Scola also joins the show to talk regulation options and how heavy governance could impact the targeted advertising business.
Mar 28, 2018
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
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
Ask Ben Anything: Will there be a trade war?
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In this edition of Ask Ben Anything: trade, tariffs, beer cans... he answers it all. Host Ben White tackles listener-submitted questions on the tariff talks taking over economic news this week, and reveals his deep knowledge of a specific Star Wars movie (not the one you'd expect) at the same time. Do you have questions for Ben? Send them to bwhite@politico.com or Tweet at him @morningmoneyben.
Mar 07, 2018
Fed Chair Jay Powell's first big Capitol Hill test
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Newly installed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome "Jay" Powell turned in a smooth inaugural performance on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, parrying both Republican and Democratic attempts to get him to make news. Ben assesses the top takeaways from the testimony and welcomes Glenn Hubbard, Dean of the Columbia University business school and close friend of Powell’s, to discuss the Fed Chair's economic outlook.
Feb 28, 2018
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
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
Stock market volatility is back. Mohamed El-Erian says that may not be a bad thing.
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Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, analyzes the recent chaos in the stock market and what it means for the country's larger economic picture. El-Erian also discusses the tax cut, running a responsible deficit and if the recent Fed Chair change contributed to the downturn.
Feb 07, 2018
Top 5 Money moments from State of the Union
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Ben White breaks down the top money takeawats from President Trump's 2018 State of the Union address. Ben dissects the infrastructure, tax and trade points, and analyzes how the assertions with play with Democrats, fact checks claims, and discusses Trump's "Morning in America" moment.
Jan 31, 2018
Senator Jim Inhofe urges action from White House on infrastructure
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Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe discusses working with the White House on an infrastructure proposal, where the $1 trillion in funding would come from, and how the shutdown affected the agenda item's timetable. Inhofe also discusses President Trump's nontraditional leadership style and why Trump's tweets have been "helpful" in chastening North Korea.
Jan 24, 2018
Senator Tom Carper on infrastructure funding, Amtrak improvements and the Detroit Tigers
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Top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Senator Tom Carper discusses the crumbling state of infrastructure in the country and how much the Trump administration is reportedly willing to spend to make necessary improvements. Carper also talks about his daily Amtrak commute, why he's loved the Detroit Tigers since he was a child ,and his trusty mini-van with over 400,000 miles on it.
Jan 17, 2018
Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: 'The world is on the edge right now'
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Former Obama Chief of Staff and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses the Trump administration's "luck" this far, the stock market's resilience to global threats, and how he raised spirits in the White House following Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss.
Jan 10, 2018
The year ahead at the intersection of Wall Street and Washington
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POLITICO's Ben White, Nancy Cook and Aaron Lorenzo dig into President Donald Trump’s likely agenda for the year, which could include demands for a border wall, tough actions on trade and at least an attempt to get bipartisan support for a major infrastructure bill. They also explain the weird stuff that happened with the tax cut bill over the holiday break including homeowners in blue states racing to prepay their 2018 property taxes and states looking at creative solutions including turning their incomes taxes into fully deductible charitable contributions.
Jan 03, 2018
Behind the bitcoin bubble
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Is the cryptocurrency's rise just beginning or near its end? In the latest POLITICO Money podcast, experts pick apart the bitcoin speculation.
Dec 27, 2017
Former U.S. trade chief: After tax cuts, watch America's trade deficit surge
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Michael Froman says that more government borrowing from the new tax plan will likely boost the U.S. trade gap despite Trump's wishes. The former U.S. trade chief discusses why trade becomes a scapegoat for economic anxieties, the consequences of pulling out of TPP and why trade deficits aren't necessarily a bad thing.
Dec 20, 2017
Are tax cuts worth adding $1 trillion in debt?
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Top Republican economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin criticizes tactics in the tax debate, but says he expects stronger economic growth as a result. Holtz-Eakin discusses the disappearing American dream, staying in your lane in Trump's Washington and why Republicans should just be straight about the bet they are making on growth and higher deficits.
Dec 13, 2017
To make the economy great again, bring women back to the workforce
00:31:51
A new report from Standard & Poor's chief U.S. economist Beth Ann Bovino says that the economy might be bolstered by getting more women into the workforce and providing more incentives for them to stay. Bovino joins Politico's Ben White to discuss the report, the economic cost of sexual harassment in the workplace and a few lessons the U.S. could take from Norway.
Dec 06, 2017
Larry Kudlow on fixing the business tax rates, supply side economics and getting sober
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Former adviser to President Ronald Reagan and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow discusses his role in shaping the Trump tax plan and where Republicans went wrong with the individual side cuts. Kudlow explains why he believes the cutting the corporate rate will raise the U.S. growth rate to 3 or 4 percent, and how trade would be impacted if the United States pulls out of NAFTA. Plus, Kudlow recounts his struggle to get sober to in the 90's and how it was a crucial turning point in his life. Subscribe to the Morning Money newsletter here: http://politi.co/2AFdrjL
Nov 29, 2017
Get smart on the tax debate
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Want to sound smart when your Thanksgiving conversation invariably turns to marginal tax rates and corporate hiring behavior? Ben White hosts a reporter roundtable featuring Nancy Cook, Seung Min Kim and Brian Faler, join the group as they unpack the Republican tax cut effort from every angle. The issues explored include: Why are Republicans doing this now when the economy seems to be doing fine? Will it really light a fire under growth and drive up wages? Can the GOP cross the finish line and get a bill to President Donald Trump’s desk? And if they do, will they live to regret it given polls show most Americans don’t like what Republicans are doing?
Nov 22, 2017
Trump and taxes goosing stocks? This Wall Street titan downplays both
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Blackstone President Tony James joins POLITICO Money this week to discuss the Republican's tax reform plan, the stock market's stability, and if Hillary Clinton's Wall Street ties ultimately cost her the 2016 election. James also explains why he does not believe that the markets are crying out for corporate tax cuts and how specific provisions in the tax reform bill would hurt business growth.
Nov 15, 2017
Larry Summers warns Trump on stock market brags
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Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers sits down with Ben White to discuss the pitfalls of presidents taking credit for the stock market's performance, his criticisms of the GOP tax plan and his tenure at Harvard. Summers also reflects back on his failed candidacy to become chair of the Federal Reserve four years ago and his commitment to maintaining an "optimistic" outlook.
Nov 08, 2017
BONUS: Trump picks Powell
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President Donald Trump ended months of reality show-style speculation by picking Jay Powell to lead the central bank, settling on a seasoned veteran for one of the world's most important economic jobs and signaling there won't be drastic changes at the Fed. In a bonus episode of POLITICO Money, Ben White and Victoria Guida dive into why the president chose Powell, if he'll actually be all that different from Janet Yellen, and what this means for the markets.
Nov 02, 2017
Top Trump economist on tax policy and pulling Americans back into the workforce
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Council of Economic Advisers Chair Kevin Hassett discusses tax policy and the claim that proposed cuts will add at least $4,000 in increased wages per household over the next several years. Hassett also opens up about being "the nice guy" in a tumultuous political environment, the role of the Council of Economic Advisers, and his belief that some Americans are so disconnected from the workforce that the best idea to get them working again could be a federal jobs program.
Nov 01, 2017
Chuck Schumer on negotiating with Trump, renominating Yellen and baseball heartbreaks
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has an odd-couple friendship of sorts with President Donald Trump. But the Senate minority leader says it's a purely transactional relationship and Democrats won’t cut any more deals with the White House on taxes or anything else until Trump's Republicans-only approach fails.
Oct 25, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on taxes, Trump's tweets and Hamilton
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Steven Mnuchin opens up about his relationship with President Trump and how he became treasury secretary, what's on his bookshelf, the Lakers, and D.C. versus L.A. Plus, the treasury secretary tells Ben White a tax overhaul is guaranteed by the end of the year.
Oct 18, 2017
POLITICO Money coming October 18
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Join Ben White and the POLITICO team every Wednesday as we take listeners inside the world of Wall Street and Washington. We'll unpack major news moments, hear from leading voices on the economy, and help you understand the policies that move markets. Our first episode with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will debut October 18.
Oct 11, 2017