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What does Putin want out of Russia?

Mar 8, 2012
Moscow journalist Masha Gessen discusses the reelection of Vladimir Putin and what it means for the people of Russia.
Posted In: Vladimir Putin, soviet union, Russia

Recognizing and addressing the problems of steep rent

Mar 6, 2012
The cost of rent in cities like L.A. or New York stands in the way of many people earning higher wages. Author Matthew Yglesias says the issue could be solved if cities loosen building regulations.
Posted In: rent, affordable housing, Housing

The journey from farm to the dinner table

Feb 21, 2012
In her new book, journalist Tracie MacMillan explores the various ways that Americans grow, buy, sell and eat their food.
Posted In: Food, Agriculture, Walmart, produce

The problem with cash

Feb 15, 2012
In his new book, "The End of Money," David Wolman explains why he advocates for the elimination of cash.
Posted In: currency, cash, dollar

'Our Black Year': One couple's challenge to shop black-owned businesses

Feb 14, 2012
Maggie and John Anderson started "The Empowering Experiment" to see if they could patronize only black-owned businesses. The results were surprising.
Posted In: Small Business, African American

The surprising appeal of solo living

Feb 13, 2012
The idea of living alone often conveys loneliness and isolation. But with more and more Americans living alone, author Eric Klinenberg argues that solo living is both enjoyable and economically beneficial.
Posted In: living alone, Millennial Generation

Fred Stoller's 'Seinfeld' year

Jan 31, 2012
Writer and comedian Fred Stoller's new book chronicles how writing on one of the world's biggest sitcoms didn't turn out as well as he might have liked.
Posted In: Seinfeld, sitcom

A history of American borrowing

Jan 30, 2012
Borrowing wasn't always thought of as an abstract, impersonal concept. Author Louis Hyman discusses the history of borrowing and his new book, "Borrow: The American Way of Debt."
Posted In: debt, borrowing

How the Glock became America's modern handgun

Jan 11, 2012
Author Paul Barrett explores the history of the Glock pistol in his new book, and explains how it came to popularity in the U.S.
Posted In: gun, Glock

Yum! Brands: A global trifecta

Jan 11, 2012
Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands David Novak discusses his new book, "Taking People with You," and talks business and global expansion.
Posted In: leadership, fast food

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