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September 20, 2021

How the gap between rich and poor has led to low interest rates

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A paper by economists at Harvard University, Princeton University and the University of Chicago indicates that one explanation for the low interest rates we’ve seen in the American economy for decades has been income inequality. Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell helps us analyze this possibility. Diane Swonk chats with us for our markets discussion. It also turns out the pandemic has spurred a record number of people to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Aired September 16, 2021

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