Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

This episode discusses the bankruptcy of health technology company Theranos and the risks to its workers, Trump’s rhetoric on drug prices and the economic effects of breaking the Iran treaty. We also look at the possibility of a second “gilded age” and mortgage lenders turning to rich borrowers. Finally, we talk to Professor Miguel Robles-Duran about gentrification and the crisis of cities.

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