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The Art of Living at the Poverty Line   Leave a comment

foodstamps_01Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/05/24/186477854/episode-217-the-art-of-living-at-the-poverty-line

Summary: Discusses an immigrant woman’s ability to live below the poverty line while also utilizing all the resources available to her to provide the best life to her young son. Discusses whether transfer payments are good or bad investments.

Length: 22:17 min

Original air date: May 24, 2013

Posted June 6, 2013 by audioecon in Efficiency, Government, Planet Money, subsidy, Taxes

10 Ways to Fight Obesity   Leave a comment

freak obesityLink: http://www.freakonomics.com/2013/03/27/100-ways-to-fight-obesity-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

Summary: Freakonomics’ Stephen Dubner hosts a forum of experts who discuss and brainstorm strategies to combat childhood obesity. Considers strategies from the perspective of biology, politics, economics and psychology.

Length: 37:23

Original air date: March 27, 2013

Why taxpayers pay for farmers’ insurance   3 comments

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/08/14/158787593/episode-394-why-taxpayers-pay-for-farmers-insurance

Summary: Discussion of why the U.S. government subsidizes crop insurance for farmers.

Original air date:  August 14, 2012

Length: 16:17

Posted August 20, 2012 by audioecon in Government, Planet Money, Politics & economics, subsidy, Trade

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