1. How Successful Was The Biden Administration In Managing The Economy This Year? NPR 14:20

The Biden administration laid out his main priorities as the president took office: tackling the pandemic, responding to the climate crisis, addressing racial inequality, and rejuvenating the economy. Over the next few weeks, the NPR Politics Podcast will check in on whether those goals being met.

President Biden’s first legislative push was the American Rescue Plan, a roughly $2 trillion economic stimulus plan that expanded help for unemployed workers and issued direct cash payments to millions of people. The pandemic and supply chain issues, though, have proved tenacious. Many workers have seen their nominal wages rise, but persistent inflation has blunted the impact of the gains.

This episode: White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley.

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