Consumer spending and saving, Mass protesting

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A woman shops at an outdoor clothing store in New York
A woman shops at a clothing store, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

An economist joins us to look at why consumers are spending more and saving less. Then, we talk to the author of a book looking at widespread protests from the 2010s and what they produced.

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  • Consumer spending is up, saving is down. What does this mean for the economy?

    Despite concerns about high interest rates and the looming possibility of a recession, Americans are spending down household savings built up during the pandemic. An economist explains what this means for the economy.

  • The 2010s was a decade of mass protest—so why aren't we seeing results?

    From 2010 to 2020, more people participated in protests than in any other decade in human history. But despite these movements, protesters have not seen the lasting change they’ve asked for. We talk to the author of a new book about what sparked the mass protests of the 2010s, and why many ultimately resulted in the opposite of what the people wanted.

Episode Credits

  • Dean Knetter Host
  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Menzie Chinn Guest
  • Vincent Bevins Guest

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