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If faith is lost in our full faith and credit
The $24 trillion market for U.S. Treasurys — i.e., federal government debt — is the deepest and most liquid bond market in the world. It’s a linchpin of the global financial system and impacts consumer credit too. It also happens to be what’s at risk in the unfolding debt limit debacle. Plus, cities anticipate big Memorial Day crowds and the mermaiding industry preps for a wave of business.
Why don’t we know when the U.S. will run out of money?
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that a government debt default could happen “potentially as early as June 1.” Kinda wishy-washy, huh? Today, we’ll examine why the variability in government spending and revenue makes it hard to calculate an exact default date. We’ll also look at what goes into credit ratings and how the writers strike is impacting an Atlanta-based costume coordinator.
Atlanta Fed CEO on the debt limit debacle and curbing inflation
On today’s show, we’re joined by Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, to discuss tightening credit conditions, the necessity of raising the debt limit, and why “we’re right at the beginning of the hard part” in the fight to tame inflation. Plus, AI is reshaping the computer chip industry and millions stand to lose Medicaid coverage.
What you miss when you miss watercooler conversations
Remote work has its benefits — no commute, no awkward elevator chitchat, no frigid office temperatures. But that also means no socializing at the office, and many young people who entered the workforce during COVID-19 are missing out on building the personal and professional relationships at work. Also on the program: a trip to an LA cheese shop and the disconnect between how consumers feel about their personal economies and the larger economy.
What’s really at the heart of the debt limit debate?
Federal officials are running out of time to reach a deal on the debt ceiling. But at the heart of that debate, there’s a fundamental truth about money itself. In this special episode, we’ll hear from a businessperson, a political scientist and a legal theorist about what’s at stake in the fight over the debt ceiling and what it reveals about the nature of money.
Every weekday, host Kai Ryssdal helps you make sense of the day’s business and economic news — no econ degree or finance background required. “Marketplace” takes you beyond the numbers, bringing you context. Our team of reporters all over the world speak with CEOs, policymakers and regular people just trying to get by.