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Major events, major policies

Sep 26, 2007
Author and social critic Naomi Klein's new book argues that disasters or major events provide an opening for governments to make changes in economic policy that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to do. She talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy

New economy, antiquated labor system

Sep 25, 2007
Even with a modern, global economy, slavery can still be found in the U.S. Doug Krizner talks to John Bowes, who has a new book out on contemporary slavery, about how and why it's still around.
Posted In: Books

Holy feeling for holey wallet

Sep 25, 2007
Religion may seem to be on the rise in the U.S., but a new book called "Shopping for God" says it may have more to do with marketing than spirituality. Lisa Napoli talks to author James Twitchell.
Posted In: Books

'Your Money and Your Brain'

Sep 22, 2007
Theories abound about why we act the way we do about money. An entire scientific field called neuroeconomics is dedicated to studying our brains on money. And Jason Zweig has written a book about it. He talked with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Books, Savings

Greenspan begins 'Turbulence' tour

Sep 17, 2007
Alan Greenspan is on tour in support of his memoir, "The Age of Turbulence," in which he describes how he managed market crises over 18 years. But some economists think he may have encouraged the tumultuous ride. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Books, Economy

O.J.'s new book: Goldman did it

Sep 12, 2007
If you thought O.J. Simpson's new book had been abandoned in the face of public outrage, it had. Now one of the leaders of that protest will be profiting from the book instead. Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times explains.
Posted In: Books, Crime, Retail

Too much of a good thing?

Sep 11, 2007
For many Americans, capitalism equals democracy. But in his new book former Labor Secretary Robert Reich questions the appropriateness of that equation. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Finding big meaning in small trends

Sep 6, 2007
In 1996, pollster Mark Penn highlighted what he thought was an important Democratic constituency: soccer moms. Now, he's got a new book out. He tells Kai Ryssdal of a new trend -- young people minding their knitting.
Posted In: Books

Another crazy boss

Sep 4, 2007
Stanley Bing has written several books about bosses. In his latest, the revised and updated "Crazy Bosses," he writes about the boss he knows all too well -- himself. He talks with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Taming your office ego

Sep 3, 2007
Egonomics co-author Steve Smith tells us how to recognize when there's an ego problem at play -- and the dangers businesses face when they ignore those warning signs.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

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