Posts Tagged ‘Policies & Economy’

Bill Powers

July 17 . 2013

Has the energy industry been honest? Bill Powers argues in Cold, Hungry and in the Dark that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis that will cause prices to skyrocket, damage the economy, and have a profound impact on the lives of nearly every North American.

Alan Blinder

January 31 . 2013

Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, shows us how the U.S. financial system experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007 in After the Music Stops.

Chuck Thompson

September 5 . 2012

By crunching numbers, interviewing experts, and roaming the not-so-former Confederacy, Chuck Thompson—an openly disgruntled liberal from the Northwest—makes a compelling case for southern secession in Better Off Without ‘Em.

Lynn Stout, John Coates

June 21 . 2012

Lynn Stout shows how shareholder value thinking endangers not only investors but the rest of us as well in The Shareholder Value Myth. Then, neuroscientist John Coates reveals the biology of how risk taking transforms our body chemistry in The Hour Between Dog and Wolf.

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.

Lawrence Lessig

February 23 . 2012

Jeff Madrick

August 30 . 2011

Age of Greed is Jeff Madrick‘s  vividly told history of how greed bred America’s economic ills over the last forty years, and of the men most responsible for them.

Jesse Ventura

June 6 . 2011

The official spin on numerous government programs is flat-out bull, according to Jesse Ventura. In 63 Documents, he walks readers through 63 of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors.

Roger Lowenstein

April 21 . 2011

Roger Lowenstein sets out to prove that the current financial difficulties began long before the summer of 2008, and long before the failure of Lehman Brothers in The End of Wall Street.

Ben Manski, Joseph Nye

February 24 . 2011

There is a  huge fight over labor unions and their role. Protests that began in Madison, Wisconsin have spread to other capitals but  are unions becoming the scapegoats for state budget shortfalls? Ben Manski, executive director of the Liberty Tree Foundation and a spokesperson for Wisconsin Wave says that this could mean the end of  the middle class. Later, Joseph Nye shows us how to better understand world affairs in the twenty -first century in The Future of Power.