Econ, Too

Last weekend, we flew to Atlanta for the year’s biggest event in economics, the annual gathering of the American Economic Association. There were thousands of economists there. It’s a must-attend event for econ nerds, and we try to go every year. (If you haven’t heard our show about Robert Smith …

Most Americans Call Shutdown ‘Embarrassing’ As It’s Set To Become Longest In History

Three-quarters of Americans say the government shutdown, now tied for the longest in U.S. history, is “embarrassing for the country,” including a majority of Republicans, a new NPR/Ipsos Poll finds. If no deal is struck by midnight Friday, this partial shutdown will be the longest ever. From late 1995 to …

Macedonian Parliament Approves New Name For The Country As Demanded By Greece

Macedonia’s parliament has approved changing the country’s name to North Macedonia, appeasing Greece and bringing the country one step closer to membership in NATO. The change is the result of a dispute between Macedonia and Greece over history and national identity that has lasted 27 years. Eighty-one of the 120 …