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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

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Episodes

Senator Tim Scott on civil unrest and the hurting economy

6/2/2020
Host Ben White talks to Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) about President Trump's handling of national protests surrounding George Floyd's death and what might be in the Senate's next coronavirus response package. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

Duration:00:20:15

Rep. Andy Kim on public health vs. a healthy economy

5/19/2020
Host Ben White talks to Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) to discuss the work of the House Select Committee dealing with coronavirus relief and whether he thinks the fiscal response, so far, has been sufficient. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

Duration:00:30:41

Sen. Ben Cardin on where the stimulus money is really going

5/6/2020
Host Ben White talks to Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the Small Business Committee, to ask about the struggling Paycheck Protection Program, the timeline on the next round of stimulus funding and the return of Senators to the Capitol, despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Nirmal Mulaikal is an intern for POLITICO audio. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior...

Duration:00:22:50

Nasdaq's CEO on capitalism amid coronavirus

4/28/2020
Host Ben White talks to Adena Friedman, Nasdaq CEO and president. Friedman was the first woman CEO to lead a global stock exchange and has become known for modernizing Nasdaq. Over Zoom, they discussed volatile markets, the Fed injecting billions into the economy and how quickly the private sector can bounce back from this crisis. Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio....

Duration:00:36:08

Ben White’s mom explains negative interest rates

12/13/2019
Today's episode is a doozy: negative interest rates. Do you understand them? Don't lie. (But good for you if you do.) Why would savers pay interest to park their money in bonds...and what impact does this have on the economy? On the last episode of this miniseries, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test.

Duration:00:16:38

Ben White’s mom explains Trump’s trade war

12/12/2019
Do you understand Trump’s trade war? On this episode, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test on the president’s positioning – around markets, farmer bailouts and China talks.

Duration:00:14:25

Ben White’s mom explains the wealth tax

12/11/2019
The concept of a wealth tax has been a major point of discussion in the democratic presidential campaigns. But if someone asked you to explain how a wealth tax would be implemented ... could you? On this episode, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test.

Duration:00:15:04

Baby Bust: The millennial presidential candidate

11/16/2019
“You have a different sense of urgency around these issues if you’re expecting in your lifetime to be dealing with them personally,” Buttigieg said on the podcast. “So by 2054, when I get to the current age of the current president, the shape of the world then, both environmentally, economically and beyond, that’s not a theoretical question; it’s a personal one that I have to prepare for just as a human being.”

Duration:00:26:57

Baby Bust: That time boomers tried to do a Grand Bargain for the future and it all went bust.

11/9/2019
President Barack Obama — technically a late-era boomer but more Gen X by personal temperament — attempted to strike a “grand bargain” with tea party-led Republicans and then-House Speaker John Boehner to address long-term entitlement sustainability and spending issues along with significant tax hikes. POLITICO's editor Carrie Budoff Brown expains how and why it all fell apart.

Duration:00:31:15

Baby Bust: Don't blame the boomers for everything (just most things)

11/2/2019
On this episode of Baby Bust, Ben White talks to an authority on generational trends: Neil Howe. Howe is a historian, economist, and demographer. He's written over a dozen books, and he and co-author William Strauss coined the term "millennial generation" in the late 80's. Howe is part of the baby boomer generation, and makes an argument for boomer's positive contributions. Plus, Ben calls his friend and fellow X-er Amy Walter for some self reflection on Gen-X. Walter is a political analyst,...

Duration:00:25:11

Baby Bust: How the boomers broke America

10/26/2019
On this episode of Baby Bust, Ben White talks to Bruce Gibney, the author of ‘A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America’ about the large economic problems future generations will face, and possible solutions. Plus, why Gibney thinks sociopath is the right word to describe the boomer’s generation, and what he thinks made them that way.

Duration:00:24:25

Saving Lives with Data

9/27/2019
On today’s dispatch with POLITICO senior editor Ryan Heath, we take you on a walk through the United Nations, talking to people from all over the globe about healthcare solutions. Plus, an interview on how tech could help a global health crisis with Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Duration:00:06:00

Pods of pollution at the UN

9/26/2019
On today’s dispatch POLITICO senior editor Ryan Heath visits Pollution Pods, six geodesic domes that simulate pollution in cities around the world, with their creator Michael Pinsky. Plus, Antha Williams, who leads the environment program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, explains why regional governments can have a big impact on reducing pollution— even without help from Washington.

Duration:00:09:11

Making global great again

9/25/2019
On today’s dispatch with POLITICO senior editor Ryan Heath, we meet two people trying to translate the UN's goals: Arancha Gonzalez, a Spanish economist and currently the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization. Plus, Richard Curtis, the director of films like 'Love, Actually' and 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' who now makes films that work to make people connect...

Duration:00:10:59

UN special series: Leader Watch

9/24/2019
On today’s dispatch with POLITICO reporter Ryan Heath, we meet two national leaders: Colombia’s President Ivan Duque Marquez and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Duration:00:13:40

The World According to Robert Lighthizer

6/27/2019
Companies and foreign governments are scrambling to adjust to a world in which tariffs could escalate and the very foundations of world trading rules are in doubt. And there is fear they'll be forced to take sides between the reigning global superpower and its rising rival. Ben White joins Luiza Savage to unpack the madness of the Trump Administration's trade policy and its trade fight with China. This is an episode of the latest POLITICO podcast, Global Translations. Check it out at...

Duration:00:35:45

Life on Planet Milken

5/1/2019
The billionaires and celebrities who gathered at the Beverly Hilton this week occupy a world of tremendous power, massive stress, and acute status consciousness. It’s the sort of place where GOP message maven Frank Luntz gets asked for autographs, and where people take a break by cuddling up with some puppies.

Duration:00:05:50

What keeps Milken up at night?

4/30/2019
In the latest POLITICO Money podcast from Milken, we asked attendees what keeps them up at night. Several, including Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a presidential candidate, said it’s cyber attacks. Others cited the environment and health care and an economic shock from outside the U.S.. And one cited the fact that he’s booked for three parties at the same time Tuesday night in L.A.. #FirstWorldProblems

Duration:00:06:09

Global elites just ignore Trump’s Twitter rants

4/29/2019
Thousands of financial and political leaders at the Milken Institute Global Conference like “Tax Cut Trump” and “Deregulation Trump,” even if they’ve pretty much learned to ignore “Twitter Tirade Trump.” We caught up with dozens of Milken attendees to ask how they keep up with the President’s social media presence. As Ben White puts it, at Milken, it’s like Twitter Trump doesn’t even really exist.

Duration:00:05:35

'Masters of the Universe' eye 2020

4/28/2019
Greetings from Los Angeles, where the sun finally broke through this afternoon and where we're bringing you a special podcast from the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, a gathering of more than 4,000 of some of the splashiest names in politics, finance, entertainment and sports. POLITICO Money will offer quick hits from the conference through Wednesday.

Duration:00:06:01