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    • Prisons Run by CEOs? Privatization Under Trump Could Carry a Heavy Price

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    But privatization is likely to sweep through not only prisons. The president-elect wants to privatize health services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He wants to privatize public infrastructure — drawing private sector companies to fix, build and manage bridges and roads, water supplies and airports. He is selling privatization as a surefire winner that will deliver better services for less public money.

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    • The Price of Everything

    • Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do
    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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    Many of the prices we pay seem to make little sense. We shell out $2.29 for a coffee at Starbucks when a nearly identical brew can be had at the corner deli for less than a dollar. We may be less willing to give blood for $25 than to donate it for free. Americans hire the cheap labor of illegal immigrants to fix the roof or mow the lawn and vote for politicians who promise to spend billions to keep them out of the country.

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    • A wide-ranging tour of trade-offs

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    • Restricting Immigration Would Make America Smaller, Not Greater

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Consider the report on immigration released last fall by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. It concluded that immigration to the United States between 1990 and 2010, both legal and illegal, produced net benefits worth $50 billion a year to the native population.

    "Restricting Immigration Would Make America Smaller, Not Greater" is from the February 07, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • After Globalization, a New Specter Could Feed Populist Politics

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    As the world’s oligarchy gathered last week in Davos, Switzerland, to worry about the troubles of the middle class, the real question on every plutocrat’s mind was whether the populist upheaval that delivered the presidency to the intemperate mogul might mercifully be over.

    "After Globalization, a New Specter Could Feed Populist Politics" is from the January 30, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Just over 10 years ago, U.S. Border Patrol agents were startled by an unexpected new development in their rear-guard battle to stop illegal immigration: Brazilians.

    "President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It" is from the February 21, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Why a Universal Basic Income Will Not Solve Poverty

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Why a Universal Basic Income Will Not Solve Poverty" is from the May 31, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    What will President Donald Trump’s first recession look like? The question is not that far-fetched. The current economic expansion is already the third longest since the middle of the 19th century, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. If it makes it past June of next year it will be the longest on record.

    "Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net" is from the February 20, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Next 'Renewable Energy': Burning Forests, If Senators Get Their Way

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Next 'Renewable Energy': Burning Forests, If Senators Get Their Way" is from the October 04, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Racial Identity, and Its Hostilities, Return to American Politics

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Racial Identity, and Its Hostilities, Return to American Politics" is from the Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Across Age Groups, Whites Fared Worse in Employment Rates

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Across Age Groups, Whites Fared Worse in Employment Rates" is from the December 16, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Liberal Biases, Too, May Block Progress on Climate Change

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Liberal Biases, Too, May Block Progress on Climate Change" is from the April 19, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    State policies were always bound to play a central role in the decarbonization of the U.S. economy. But with a president-elect who has asserted that climate change is a Chinese hoax, promised a bright future for fossil fuels and vowed to undo President Barack Obama’s climate strategy, their choices have become more important than ever.

    "On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short" is from the January 17, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump's Climate Policies May Work out in the Planet's Favor

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Trump's Climate Policies May Work out in the Planet's Favor" is from the September 29, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • As Jobs Vanish, Forgetting What Government Is For

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "As Jobs Vanish, Forgetting What Government Is For" is from the May 10, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • If Immigration Can't Be Stopped, Maybe It Can Be Managed

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "If Immigration Can't Be Stopped, Maybe It Can Be Managed" is from the October 25, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Immigration Reform: Disparate Ideas, Disparate Futures

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Immigration Reform: Disparate Ideas, Disparate Futures" is from the September 20, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Immigration Reform: Disparate Ideas, Disparate Futures

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Immigration Reform: Disparate Ideas, Disparate Futures" is from the September 20, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Trump’s Trade Endgame Could Be the Undoing of Global Rules

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    What if President Donald Trump’s ultimate goal is to kill the World Trade Organization?When Robert Lighthizer, Trump’s top trade negotiator, cut his teeth on trade diplomacy, back during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the United States had an idiosyncratic way of solving its grievances over trade: asking its trading partners to curb their exports, or else.

    "Trump’s Trade Endgame Could Be the Undoing of Global Rules" is from the October 31, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Is a new golden age for the American worker around the corner?For the past couple of years, workers’ median earnings have been rising on a sustained path not seen in years.

    "Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge" is from the September 19, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Can Immigration Hurt the Economy? An Old Prejudice Returns

    • By: Eduardo Porter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Statue of Liberty was less than 40 years old when President Calvin Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924. It barred immigration from most of Asia. It cut the overall quota of immigration from countries outside the Americas in half.

    "Can Immigration Hurt the Economy? An Old Prejudice Returns" is from the February 14, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Eduardo Porter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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