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Ones and Tooze

Why Low Unemployment Isn’t Better News

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Adam and Cameron discuss unemployment rates and the future of African economics.

The U.S. unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, the lowest it’s been since the pandemic began in March 2020. So why aren’t we celebrating that? Adam Tooze and Cameron Abadi dig into the other things bumming people out about the economy, as well as how low unemployment and inflation impact each other. In this first segment, Adam and Cam also answer the show’s first-ever listener audio question! After that, they look at Africa’s population boom and the economic questions that come along with it.

About Ones and Tooze:  Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column here.  See All Episodes

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More Ones and Tooze episodes:

The Fed Interest Rate Hike

Plus: Colombia’s critical election on Sunday.

Why the Russia-Ukraine War Has Germany Worried About Bunkers

Plus: The Faroe Islands and the economics of tiny governments.

How Banning Abortion Affects the Economic Lives of Women

Plus: Why the economy today reminds us of the 1970s—and why it doesn’t.

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The Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women (HERO)

A Foreign Policy series about women creating change through economic empowerment, hosted by Reena Ninan. This season, you’ll hear from people reforming marital laws in South Africa and property rights in Kenya—and how victories in both places could unlock women’s financial potential. Also, what microfinance strategies work best, and why better lending practices could be huge for small and medium-sized enterprises—accounting for a shocking 90% of businesses globally. HER♀ is a Foreign Policy production made possible through funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/HERO-Video-TRIMMED.mp4"][/video] Celebrate remarkable women wherever you go. Ten lucky listeners will receive a digital download poster of our beautifully illustrated logo. Enter into this giveaway by writing a review on Apple Podcasts and clicking here.

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I Spy

Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But here at Foreign Policy, we get them to open up. On I Spy, we hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, who kill adversaries, who turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling the story of one operation. Want swag? Check out I Spy's merch by clicking here.

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To learn more about creating a podcast with FP Studios, contact Andrew Sollinger at andrew.sollinger@foreignpolicy.com.

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