This weekend, we talk about gaps, big and small, in our economy, our psychology, and our finances. Inequality scholar Branko Milanovic discusses wealth and income gaps globally. Two people working in China discuss what the economy there feels like. Psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn speaks about the gap between desire and fulfillment, and how you can use it to make the most of your purchases. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson discuss the time it takes for new technology to be introduced to the market. Jamelle Bouie talks with Lizzie about social inequality gaps, and later, one listener tells the story of financial gaps in his own life. And next week, we're focusing on leaps. Have you ever taken a financial leap of faith? Tell us about it, here, on the web, or @MarketplaceWKND.
This weekend, we focus on inheritance. Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, speaks with Lizzie about what the Baby Boom generation is leaving behind for current workers. Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, discusses how to retire out of debt. Three mayors talk about the city governments they inherited from their predecessors, and Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talk about digital inheritance. Author David J. Garrow speaks with Lizzie about the Martin Luther King Jr. legacy. Financial planner Chris Long talks about how to handle inheritance within families. And next week, we're thinking about gaps. Have you ever had a gap? A month, a year, or more, in schooling or employment. Maybe you needed to save money, or take care of a relative, or lost your job. Tell us your stories, here, on the web, or @MarketplaceWKND.
This weekend we are discussing renewal in 2015. Marketplace reporter Sabri Ben-Ancour takes us to the Democratic Republic of Congo to explain how child soldiers are rebuilding their lives and renewing their confidence. Mark LoCastro, an expert shopper from DealNews.com, talks to Lizzie O'Leary about what will be going up and down this year in price. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson guides Lizzie through the new ways people are getting their entertainment, and what effects that might have on piracy. Are you thinking about getting a new job in 2015? Well, Arnie Fertig from jobhuntercoach.com gives practical advice and how to land a new job this year. Next week, we're focusing on inheritance, and specifically, what you inherit financially. We're not necessarily talking about money... habits, mindsets. For better, or worse. How do you handle what gets past down?
This weekend, we focus on indulgence, and all the things you can't live without. Comedian Cameron Esposito explains what her life on stage is like, and what it took to get there. Karen Giberson, the president of The Accessories Council, talks about indulging in high-end watches, and the surge of sale of so called dumb watches, especially in a world of smart accessories. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson guides Lizzie through the world of digital hording, and what you can do to let it all go. Plus, is there anything that sells itself? Lizzie and Olivia Mannix, the co-founder of the marijuana marketing company Cannabrand, discuss the brave new world of re-branding marijuana. And as the new year approaches, have you thought about renewing yourself? How about renewing your job search for 2015?
This weekend, we focus on algorithms, in business, love, and crime. Lizzie O'Leary talks with Guru Hariharan, CEO of Boomerang Commerce, about how online businesses use data and algorithms. Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid, discusses algorithms in love...and what happens when someone lies in their online dating profile. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells Lizzie the story of a Google algorithm that discovered a ring of car thieves. What happens when algorithms start to learn? Lizzie and Patrick Surry of travel site Hopper talk about the best ways to use algorithms to your advantage while shopping for airfare. How do you game the system. And as 2015 approaches, what are your thoughts about indulgence? Is there anything you try to keep from yourself?
This weekend, we focus on creation, in the job market, our moneys, and our lives. Three people tell their stories of working in growing industries: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Lizzie O'Leary talks with Sarah Watt House about signs of wage growth in the November jobs report. Marketplace Senior Editor and host of Marketplace Whiteboard Paddy Hirsch talks about another side of job creation how to count the number of unemployed people in the U.S. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson head to the kitchen to discuss how professional cooking products trickle down to the consumer market. Gavin McIntyre, co-founder of Ecovative, describes how his company makes packaging, furniture, and surfboards...out of mushrooms. And how do you budget for the holiday season?