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Too Much Education Can Be Bad for Your Economic Health

In Greece, anyway. The government there is struggling to attract the kinds of workers it needs most.

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With tensions rising in the Middle East, investors have been increasingly focused on the risk of war between the U.S. and Iran. On this week’s episode, host Stephanie Flanders talks with Ziad Daoud, Bloomberg’s chief Middle East economist, about what’s at stake for the region and oil markets.

Then, in the first of two segments focused on education, European economy reporter Jeannette Neumann visits Greece to explore why people with so many degrees are having trouble getting jobs—and the government’s effort to attract workers who are needed most.

Finally, Flanders is joined by Federal Reserve reporter Chris Condon, who recaps the major themes from last weekend’s annual meeting of the American Economic Association. One burning question: Would you give up Facebook for a month in exchange for $50?