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Marketplace® is the leading business news program in the nation. We bring you clear explorations of how economic news affects you, through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers and more. The Marketplace All-in-One podcast provides each episode of the public radio broadcast programs Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®and Marketplace Tech® along with our podcasts Make Me Smart, Corner Office and The Uncertain Hour. Visit marketplace.org for more. From American Public Media. Twitter: @Marketplace

9657 - Swampland for Sale
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  • 9657 - Swampland for Sale

    In this episode, we travel back in time to the place South Florida used to be — the Everglades before it was drained, developed and transformed into the megalopolis we know today. We start with a bird’s-eye view of the ecosystem. Then we get down on the ground to look at the consequences of drainage up close. Finally we discuss why a restoration plan passed more than two decades ago is more pressing now than ever before.

    Wed, 07 Dec 2022 - 35min
  • 9656 - An environmentally friendly model for crypto mining shows promise

    Despite the bankruptcies, hacks and general foul mood in crypto, one metric is moving in the right direction. As we talked about earlier this year, ethereum — the world’s second-largest crypto network — made a move to reduce the energy used in the “mining” process for authenticating transactions on the blockchain. In September, ethereum switched from the so-called proof of work method, in which a bunch of miners compete to solve an authentication puzzle with giant banks of supercomputers, to a method called proof of stake, in which just one miner validates a transaction. That requires much less electricity. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino spoke with Alex de Vries, the founder of Digiconomist, a website that tracks cryptocurrency energy use, about just how much less energy the ethereum network is consuming, based on a paper that De Vries recently published.

    Wed, 07 Dec 2022 - 08min
  • 9655 - Climate change is disrupting the insurance industry

    Today we’re talking about that thing we all sort of dread paying: insurance. It’s a big business and a critical part of the housing market and our economy. But in the era of climate change, this multitrillion-dollar industry is being disrupted in a major way.

    There’s datathat shows insured losses from extreme weather disasters will exceed $100 billion for the second year in a row. And in one state in particular, the situation is, well, messy. On the show, Marketplace’s Amy Scott walks us through Florida’s complicated insurance marketplace and explains what’s at stake if the insurance industry doesn’t prepare for our changing climate.

    In the News Fix, there are signs the U.S. economy is dis-inflating. Kai talks about what this might mean for interest rates. Meanwhile, Kimberly highlights a blockbuster case before the Supreme Court that could have major implications for the 2024 election and beyond.

    Later, we’ll hear from a listener who picked up ice skating, and a writer explains what she got wrong about the mantra “It’s better to give than to receive.”

    Here’s everything we talked about today:

    Check out episode 5 and episode 6 of the “How We Survive” podcast on Florida’s broken insurance market

    “Insurance needs insurance too: reinsurance and cat bonds explained” from APM Research Lab

    “Insured losses from disasters will exceed $100B for second year in a row, led by Hurricane Ian, new data shows” from CBS Miami

    “In high-stakes election case, justices will decide validity of ‘independent state legislature’ theory” from SCOTUSblog

    Club Q alleged shooter charged with murder, hate crimes in second court appearance” from Colorado Public Radio

    “The Best Santa Hats for Christmas” from Wirecutter

    As 2022 winds down, so are we! Join us Friday for our final episode of the year. We’re hosting a special holiday-inspired Economics on Tap starting at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on YouTube livestream.

    And if you have a holiday cocktail recipe for Kimberly, please send it our way. We’re at makemesmart@marketplace.org or 508-U-B-SMART!

    Wed, 07 Dec 2022 - 24min
  • 9654 - Economic security is national security

    The military, just like everyone else, has to deal with supply chain disruptions and inventory balancing acts. In today’s show, we check in with the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer about the war in Ukraine, a defense bill of nearly $850 billion and what the just-in-time economy means for the Department of Defense. Plus, normalizing retail inventory, confusion in streaming services and tensions between airlines and airports.

    Wed, 07 Dec 2022 - 28min
  • 9653 - How advantageous is the private option for Medicare?

    First, David Kelly of J.P. Morgan Asset Management joins us to talk about the slow cooling of inflation. Then, we dive further into the facets of the much-hyped and advertised Medicare Advantage as the end date for its open enrollment approaches.

    Tue, 06 Dec 2022 - 08min
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