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Internet crooks beat at their own game

Oct 26, 2009
Diana Grove, author of "Dot.Conned," talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about how she decided to fight back against Internet con artists.
Posted In: Books, Internet

Is this crisis really different? No

Oct 19, 2009
Why didn't more people see the current financial crisis coming? It's not the first financial meltdown the world has seen. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has a new book with Carmen Reinhart that addresses that question. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy, Investing

A look beneath the WASPish veneer

Oct 15, 2009
Tad Friend, who wrote a New Yorker column about how his WASP parents lived without the money and prestige they'd once known, has written a book on the history of his family. It's called "Cheerful Money." He discusses it with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Finding a way up when you're down

Oct 9, 2009
In Jess Walter's new novel, the protagonist is upside down on his house, out of a job, and a failure at starting a business. But he's got a comeback plan.

Los Angeles' art has imitated its life

Oct 8, 2009
John Buntin, who writes about the 20th-century relationship between organized crime and the Los Angeles Police Department in "L.A. Noir," takes Kai Ryssdal on a tour of the city's downtown and points out things that haven't changed much.
Posted In: Books

Why oil may be a cursed resource

Sep 29, 2009
Journalist Peter Maass talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Crude World" and the disadvantages that come with having a lot of oil.
Posted In: Books, Oil

Gen Y swings its purchasing power

Sep 24, 2009
Today's young adults have a great deal of spending power. Steve Chiotakis talks to author Kit Yarrow, whose book "Gen Buy" explores how teens and 20-somethings are spending their money and shaping retail.
Posted In: Books

Pop art prices pop!

Sep 16, 2009
Author Richard Polsky talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon)," and how the art bubble popped in 2008.
Posted In: Books

Women are key to ending poverty

Sep 15, 2009
Authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk with Kai Ryssdal about their book, "Half the Sky," and why more aid should be targeted to women so countries can be lifted out of impoverishment.
Posted In: Books, Charity

Why we love or hate our work

Sep 7, 2009
Alain De Botton, author of "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work," talks with Tess Vigeland about our modern relationship with work and how occupations help shape our identities.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

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