Posts Tagged ‘Economics’

Teresa Ghilarducci, Alexandra Paul

April 6 . 2012

Retirement expert, Teresa Ghilarducci says you should expand pensions not cut them. Then later actress and activist Alexandra Paul talks about population control.

David Wolman

March 16 . 2012

Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money…and how it will affect your wallet in The End of Money.

Mark Sundeen

March 14 . 2012

In The Man Who Quit Money, author Mark Sundeen tells the amazing story of how one man learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent.

Ha-Joon Chang

March 9 . 2012

If you’ve wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer in 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.

Thomas Frank

January 6 . 2012

In Pity the Billionaire, Thomas Frank, examines the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results.

http://media.us.macmillan.com/video/olmk/macmillanaudio/PityTheBillionaire.mp3

Lawrence Lessig

December 23 . 2011

Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and that business interests wield control over our legislature. Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at this crisis in Republic Lost.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

November 15 . 2011

The Change I Believe In is a collection of  The Nation’s editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel’s commentaries and columns from the first years of the Obama administration, an era that has come to be defined by reform and reaction.

Ian Millhiser, Mary Griffitts

November 9 . 2011

A three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit court has upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act and Ian Millhiser with the Center for American Progress tells us what that means. Then Mary Griffitts, a jury consultant talks about what’s next for the jurors in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial.

Diana B. Henriques, Marty London

November 2 . 2011

The Madoff family is talking about their shame and the crime that Bernie committed. Diana B. Henriques has written The Wizard of Lies, a book about the Bernie Madoff scandal. Then, Marty London talks about how he found the body of Mark Madoff and what happened after Bernie confessed.

 

Robert Scheer, Sarah Wu

October 27 . 2011

Veteran journalist and Truthdig editor, Robert Scheer talks about his latest book, The Great American Stickup. Then, just how bad are public school lunches? Sarah Wu goes undercover  in Fed Up With Lunch, an eye-opening account of what kids are being served in school cafeterias.