Talks with Russia to resolve the Ukraine crisis hit a dead end this week. As Foreign Policy reports, top Biden administration officials have reiterated the possibility of economic actions against Russia if it invades Ukraine. On Ones and Tooze this week, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze explain how potential U.S. sanctions against Russia would work, and analyze the state of Russia’s economy in general.
Later in the show, our hosts delve into the first of a four-part series on what they’re calling “life cycle” economics – basically, the macroeconomic implications of the biggest stages of our lives. They start with conception, or the cost of creating life. More specifically, they look at why the demand for egg freezing has soared during the pandemic.