#44 - Hurricane Ida and the hybrid work economy | Curio

#44 - Hurricane Ida and the hybrid work economy

24 mins | Sep 5, 2021

Today's episode from 6th September 2021. First this Monday: As parts of eastern America remain submerged by Hurricane Ida, we look at why this natural disaster might actually be human-made. Then later, remote working could be boosting your productivity, triggering innovation and be good for the overall economy. We find out why but also heed the warnings that we might be reading too much into it. "The fast-growing, ferocious storm brought 150-mile-per-hour wind, torrential rain and seven feet of storm surge to the most vulnerable part of the US coast. Ida rivals the most powerful storm ever to strike the state." From the Washington Post, Sarah Kaplan charts the storm's rapid growth and devastating effect and joins the dots between it and the larger climate crisis at hand. From Bloomberg, Libby cherry argues that office workers are being set free with access to flexible working, and this could be the key to helping sluggish economies. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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