Homeowners and Renters Insurance

Your home will likely be the biggest investment you ever make. And while losing that home to fire or some other disaster may seem unlikely, having insurance will allow you to rebuild your life and your home if you become a victim. But before you sign up for that insurance policy, make sure you know what you’re agreeing to. Radio America’s Nick Treglia walks us through the key terms of an insurance policy and also details what coverage renters should get to protect their possessions.

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Car Insurance

Everyone is excited about getting a driver’s license and getting that first car, but before you take that first spin you will need car insurance. But what are the most important things to understand about insurance? How does it protect you from the cost of damages and any medical care that you or another driver may need? Radio America’s Claire Alfree reveals how to find the right policy for you.

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Soft Skills

High school and college teach you the technical skills needed for your future jobs but do you have the soft skills necessary to perform those jobs well? Radio America’s Christian Barrett explains what soft skills are, how strong yours are, and how to hone them.

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Human Capital and Productivity

We often think of economic strength in job numbers or statistical growth, but the greatest asset in our economy is human capital. What is human capital? How does it grow and what are the costs and benefits of developing it? Radio America’s Asa Hoffman investigates.

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Scarcity vs. Shortage

How often have you seen store shelves emptied of essential items just before a blizzard or hurricane is expected to hit? Why does that happen? Is it a shortage or a scarcity? Radio America’s Gianna Holiday explains the difference between the two concepts and how the free market responds to both situations.

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The Broken Window Fallacy

Some economists and politicians believe that a silver lining to natural disasters and other destruction is that rebuilding is a huge boost to the local economy. But is restoring things the best use of money or is building additional value and growth even better? Radio America’s Nick Treglia details the “broken window fallacy” and what gives an economy the biggest boost.

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Crowding Out and Government Debt

The federal government is sinking deeper and deeper into debt and that means it needs to borrow more and more money. Radio America’s Claire Alfree explains where that money comes from and why individuals and small businesses end up suffering in the process.

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Investment in Infrastructure

You probably don’t think about it much, but you benefit from investment in American infrastructure many times every day – from the roads you drive on to the utilities in your home. How is infrastructure defined? What are the different approaches to building or upgrading our infrastructure? And how can it be done most responsibly? Radio America’s Joshua Davis reports.

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