The new reality of Afghanistan’s economy

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Following the withdrawal of U.S. troops, Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, fell to the Taliban on Sunday. On today’s program, we take a look at the economic facets of that story, including how the Taliban is funded, how military contractors made billions in the nearly 20-year war and how humanitarian aid is responding. Plus: a crackdown on the tutoring industry in China and some California farmers shift their business models amid droughts.


Ep 843 | TALIBAN Takes CONTROL of Afghanistan. 20 Years of War for WHAT?

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